Mission Discovery

Upcoming Programmes

In partnership with Higher Orbits.

  • Valparaiso, Indiana



  • Past Programmes
  • Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • King's College, London 2014
  • Embry Riddle, Florida 2014
  • King's College, London 2013
  • King's College, London 2012
  • University of Adelaide, Australia 2012


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  • Overview

    Mission Discovery invites students to work directly with astronauts, astronaut trainers, rocket scientists, and NASA leaders for a week. Students spend the week learning from the Mission Discovery team, with the aim to design an experiment to be launched into space. Successful experiments will be performed aboard the International Space Station.

    The international space station is the final frontier of scientific research. - Forbes magazine

    Mission Discovery is proven to enhance students' scientific and technological skillset, while developing their innovation, team work and leadership abilities. Students will also learn how to plan, budget and present their ideas, all within the context of space research.

    In January 2014 the first Mission Discovery experiments were launched to the International Space Station, a ground-breaking event in British education, the first time ever that UK school students’ ideas were carried out in space. This resulted in the programme receiving extensive coverage from the national media, with appearances on BBC Breakfast, ITV news along with various nationwide publications. So far we have hosted Mission Discovery in the UK, Australia and the USA, with plans to expand further afield.