Richard has devoted part of his space mission to education. Partners include:
While onboard the ISS, Richard is using Windows on Earth software developed by TERC to help him photograph Earth. You can follow Richard Garriott's flight, using the same Windows on Earth software. Track his mission, see what he'll be photographing, and observe Earth as he does. And once he's back, return to the site to view his images and to compare them to the images his father, astronaut Owen Garriott, took 35 years ago.
Windows on Earth
Use Windows on Earth to see the same views as Richard
Richard has joined forces with the Challenger Center to provide educational opportunities involving space to students. Richard is aiming to build on the mission of Teacher-in-Space Christa McAuliffe, by engaging students before, during and after his spaceflight. While in space he will perform experiments that can be replicated by students using everyday objects to demonstrate important concepts in physics.
Activities to Date:
- Richard has recorded a series of podcasts and webcasts. To watch Richard's previous podcasts and webcasts, click here.
- Students have submitted their predictions for the outcomes of his in-space experiments and design models.
Further information on Challenger Center Projects
Sports in Space
This web based game has been designed for young students, to help them understand the differences in gravity on earth; on mars and on the moon.
During his mission, Richard will also demonstrate what happens when you try to jump, throw and block in the weightless environment of space!
Richard, in partnership with the British National Space Center (BNSC), has developed and educational outreach program inviting students to get involved with sciences challenges for both primary and secondary school students across the UK.
Primary school students (7-11 years old) students were invited to design experiments for Richard to carry out on the International Space Station. Secondary school students (11-19 years old) were invited to submit ideas on how space enterprise could develop in the future for space tourism companies including Space Adventures, using facilities such as the International Space Station.
See the results of the competition here.