Listen to our science podcasts
Want to learn more about our space science and engineering research? We've made a Soundcloud playlist of all the content we currently have relating to space: https://soundcloud.com/user-499485249/sets/space - click on the link to head over and find out more!
Make a spaceship!
Here at Imperial College we've sent space missions all over the solar system - Our Space Exploration Infographic shows all the places we've visited (and places like Ganymede - the moon of Jupiter - that we'll be visiting in the future).
If you could design your own spaceship, where would you go? What would your spaceship look like?
Here's your challenge: complete one of the following tasks:
For younger children (and adults!),
- Make your own spaceship out of anything you have lying around the house - old cardboard boxes, containers, the contents of your recycling bin, whatever you can find!
- Draw your own spaceship and be as creative as you can!
For older children (and adults!)
- Design your spaceship. Draw a diagram showing the layout of your spaceship. What do you need? What don't you need? How many people are going? What's the purpose of your mission? Look online for inspiration - or use your imagination!
When you're done, why not share your creation?
- If you want to share your creation, ask your parents or carers to help post a picture of your creation on Twitter with the hastag #spacelabspaceship, and send Space Lab a tweet with your picture to @ICSpaceLab - we'll collect them there.
- And don't forget: tell us where your spaceship is going, and the name of your spaceship
Last updated 26.03.2020