MISSION X – TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT
“Mission X – Train Like an Astronaut” is an international competition for schools that is held annually. The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a series of exercises for Mission X that teach children about space knowledge, exercise, sports, and the importance of healthy eating in daily life. The active phase of the project takes place from January to May in schools (classrooms, gymnasiums, etc.). The exercises (missions) show the children how astronauts exercise and what their fitness programme looks like. In recent years, more than 6000 Austrian school children and 300 schools have already successfully participated in the competition.
Mission X is organised by the ESERO office at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz in cooperation with the Society of Austrian Planetariums and stem&mint e.U. – Space & Science Communications.