Skip to content
European Space Agency HomeRaspberry Pi Foundation Home

Mission Space Lab Guidelines

Everything you need to know to create an experiment idea for Mission Space Lab.

Life in space


Life in Space experiments use the Astro Pi computer known as “Ed” to investigate life inside the Columbus module.

If you choose this theme, you will need to submit an experiment idea that makes use of Ed’s LED matrix and at least one of its sensors, which include a visible-light camera. This camera is not permitted to take photos or record videos inside the module, but you may use its camera as a sensor to take data readings.

More about the Astro Pi computers


Life in Space rules
  • Your experiment must utilise the LED matrix and at least one of the Astro Pi's sensors.
  • Your experiment must not store or record video.
  • Your experiment can only use the camera as a sensor, and cannot take photos, to respect the privacy of the astronauts.

Planning your experiment


Get the latest updates on Astro Pi direct to your inbox with our newsletter.