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Mission-X: Train like an astronaut!

on 07 November 2013

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites children aged 8-12 to train like an astronaut! ESA has teamed up with NASA and other space agencies to invite schoolchildren to learn what it takes to be an astronaut as part of the "Mission X: Train like an Astronaut!" campaign.

Following the Mission-X plan, teams of children will train to earn points during school, with tasks targeting strength, endurance, coordination, balance and spatial awareness. The nine-week challenge encourages scientific reasoning and teamwork and involves exercise modules "Jump for the Moon" and "Do a Spacewalk". Ten physical activities have been adapted for children with special needs. In addition to training days and tutorial videos, an online international forum is available online for exchanging tips on fitness exercises. Each school can follow at its own pace and update their progress via the online blog on the official Mission-X website.

Teams will leave the launch pad in January 2014.

New to the campaign are Romania, as well as Australia, Chile, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland.

Mission-X mission plan

9 December 2012: Registration deadline

13 January 2013: Launch event

15 March 2013: Mission-X ends

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For more information please visit the ESA webpage.

Image credit: ESA