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Award Level SuperStar

The Astro Science Challenge is a series of six different themed missions, designed by The Unlimited Space Agency and their partners (including the Met Office, the Royal Observatory, the Science Museum and the UK Space Agency). Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station used the unique environment of space to run experiments and try out new technologies for future human exploration missions. 

How to achieve a CREST SuperStar Award

Complete one or more of the Astro Science Challenge Missions. Each Mission counts as two SuperStar activities, which you can count towards your CREST SuperStar Award.

Investigating ink

Investigating ink

Lady Felicity got a ransom note demanding £100,000 for the safe return of her prize-winning Cocker Spaniel. Detectives have seized black pens from four prime suspects. But who wrote the note?
Under your feet (O dan eich traed)

Under your feet (O dan eich traed)

Two children wake up one morning and find themselves the size of ants. They go on a journey and encounter all sorts of difficulties because of their size. What would create a challenge for our intrepid duo?
Smoky Homes

Smoky Homes

The project provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.


Floating Garden Challenge

Floating Garden Challenge

Challenge your pupils to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded.