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In a recent article, we shared the news announcing this year’s European Astro Pi Challenge, a joint program from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and ESA Education that connects students with computer learning opportunities featuring the International Space Station (ISS).
With the Mission Space Lab Challenge, students got to create scientific experiments and run programs for a total of three hours on one of two Pi computers out in space. In the final phase of the program, the student teams analyzed the data captured from space and submitted a report discussing their hypotheses, methods, and results.
154 teams submitted reports, but only 10 could be chosen as official winners. Now, it’s time to announce and celebrate this year’s winners!
The panel of judges also awarded “high commendations” to 5 runner-up teams, including Team Ultrafly from Canada, who were the youngest team to gain recognition. (The average age of Team Ultrafly is just 8 years old!). In their experiment, they explored whether the environmental conditions aboard the ISS might trigger allergies.
We hope you join all of us here at Vilros in congratulating these diligent young scientists in their winning efforts! In case you’re curious, the prize for all the winners is a chance to participate in a special exclusive webinar with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and learn more about what it’s like to live on board the Space Station.
And if you can’t wait to see what’s next from Raspberry Pi and Arduino, you can always find out the latest updates by following our Vilros blog here!
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