Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international educational challenge focusing on fitness and nutrition encouraging students to “train like an astronaut.”

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The six week challenge which runs from January-March 2014, uses the excitement of space exploration and astronaut training to challenge, inspire, and educate kids to set physical ­fitness goals and to practice physical ­fitness and proper nutrition.

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut physical activities are modelled after the real-life training that astronauts do to prepare for exploring space. The activities were developed collaboratively with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), scientists, and ­fitness professionals who work directly with astronauts.

This has been designed for 8-12 year olds, however the challenge is for anyone and everyone who is curious about space exploration and what it takes to be an astronaut.

How can I take part?
Registration for Northern Ireland schools has been extended until the end of December 2013. The project is completely free. All you need to do is complete a partnership agreement available here or alternatively contact Martina Redpath  (email Martina(at)armaghplanet.com ) for more information and a guide to the activities.

For further information or for handy lesson plans check out the NASA Mission X website (http://trainlikeanastronaut.org/)

(Article by Martina Redpath, Education Support Officer)


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