Participation in the Astro Pi Mission Zero 2022

The students of the 4th, 5th and 6th Grade of our school, under the guidance of the Informatics teacher Mr Konstantinos Delistavrou in their ICT class, participated to the Astro Pi Mission Zero action of the European Space Agency (ESA https://www.esa.int/) and the Raspberry Pi Foundation (https://www.raspberrypi.org/).

The pupils developed a simple program to measure the ambient humidity at the International Space Station (ISS) and to communicate the reading to the astronauts along with a personalized message which will appear for 30 seconds on the Astro Pi computer!

The aim was to cultivate computational thinking and to get hands-on experience in programming in an authentic situation, solving a real-life problem in the International Space Station. All programs submitted will run on the International Space Station’s Astro Pi computer and the pupils will receive a certificate.

More information about Mission Zero at https://astro-pi.org/mission-zero/ and at http://rpf.io/mzguidelines .

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