Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Fact Hunters: School Boy Designs Space Badge

Suada found out a very impressive fact/story this week!

Did you know that, in partnership with ESA and the UK Space Agency, the BBC’s Blue Peter programme asked schoolchildren to design a mission patch for Tim Peake (British astronaut) and received more than 3000 entries.

The winning entry is by 13-year-old Troy, who explains:

Principia refers to Isaac Newton’s principal laws of gravity and motion so I drew an apple because that is how he discovered gravity... plus Tim Peake is promoting healthy eating as part of his mission and apples are healthy.

Fittingly, a stylised Space Station glints in the appleThe Soyuz rocket taking Tim into space flies over the UK as the colours of the Union Flag run along the border.

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