International Space Station – Competition Winners!

July 14, 2015 5:55 pm

Lincoln UTC students will soon be seeing their computer coding ideas run on-board the International Space Station by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake. The winning entries of the nationwide competition were announced today at the UK Space Conference by Tim Peake. Students from around the country have been coding their ideas to run on a modified Raspberry Pi computer that is going to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. Well over 1000 students from around the country have engaged with the project and a panel of leading UK space companies, the UK Space Agency, Raspberry Pi and the UK Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) have judged all the coded ideas. Lincoln UTC is delighted to announce that we have won the winners in the Key Stage 4 age group. Team Terminal designed a suite of games that can be played on the Astro Pi and be used to study how crew’s reaction times change during a long duration mission. Lincoln UTC also won the prize for the best overall submission in the secondary school completion. In addition to seeing their code fly in space, Team Terminal have won photographs of their school taken from space, by one of Airbus or SSTL’s satellites.

The three winning computer scientists, Ralph Reader-Sullivan, Henry Barker and Theo Drabble are absolutely delighted to learn of their success and cannot wait to meet the International Space Crew Team. Well done Team Terminal!!

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