Past Missions

In December 2014, the Raspberry Pi Foundation joined forces with the UK Space AgencyESA, and the UK Space Trade Association to run the first-ever Astro Pi competition. Together we gave school-age students in the UK the chance to devise computer science experiments for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to run on board the ISS during the Principia mission. The competition ran from December 2014 to July 2015, with a follow-up competition between February and March of 2016. Read more.

British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake, image credit ESA

In October 2016, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in partnership with the European Space Agency and CNES, launched the first European Astro Pi Challenge for the flight of French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the ISS as part of the Proxima mission. This challenge was open to all ESA member states and ran from October 2016 to May 2017. Read more.

French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, image credit ESA