UK Space Agency
UK Space Agency support our Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge.
The UK Space Agency aims to inspire the next generation of UK scientists and engineers by partnering the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge and introducing Scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through Scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by Scout Leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.
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As our partner for the Scouts Astronautics Activity Badge, with UK Space Agency, everyone between 10-14 years old can now explore more about the beauty of our universe and space travel!
'Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.'
Tim Peake, Astronaut and Scout Ambassador
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About UK Space Agency
The space sector is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade as satellite technology, space exploration and other practical benefits of space are realised and developed. This growth will create a whole range of interesting careers for young people. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by scout leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.
The government created the UK Space Agency in 2010. One of the agency’s aims is to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by motivating young people to study STEM and space.
UK Space Agency Logo Lift Off Competition
Did you know that from 2022, rockets will be launching into space from UK spaceports for the very first time? UK Space Agency are celebrating this exciting milestone with their new STEAM-focused competition for young people aged between 4 and 11 years old.
The competition builds upon the excitement and interest young children have in rockets, space and our planet, and educates them on how small satellites can help to monitor and inform solutions to climate change.
UK Space Agency are asking children from each nation of the UK to design a logo which will go on rockets launched from the UK next year! This will help promote the UK’s spaceflight programme and celebrate the mission these satellites have in helping to protect our planet from climate change.