Since launching in 2008 we've engaged with more than 50,000 students, nearly 6000 teachers and hundreds of industry professionals. We started in Leicester and now deliver all over the world thanks to our amazing team of Lead Educators and Project Scientists.

We continuously educate, inspire and collaborate. We are experts. We use the inspirational context of space to teach physics, chemistry, biology, maths and engineering.  We facilitate pathways into the space sector, and we want to work with you!

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An Award-Winning Team

National Space Academy team members from across the UK have won awards for education from organisations such as the Institute of Physics, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Teaching Awards Trust and the Royal Society.  

All of our Lead Educators are outstanding subject specialists with years of teaching experience. Our team also includes numerous Advanced Skills Teachers and a National Expert STEM teacher, working with world class scientists and engineers to bring cutting edge science to the classroom.

Take a look at our team to find out more.


Our Team in Action

  • Director Anu Ojha talks to New Scientist about his work, the future of space exploration and the next generation

    Image from ITCCC Space Summer SchoolThis article was originally published by New Scientist, titled "UK space academy boss Anu Ojha on what finding aliens might mean" (Magazine issue 3252 , published 19 October 2019)

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  • Project Apollo: could you pass the test?

    apollo 11 crew photo NASAWritten by Chris Carr, National Space Academy Lead Educator

    On Saturday the 20th of July 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The world was transfixed by what is still to this day, one of humanity's greatest achievements. Beyond the huge workforce of scientists, engineers and technicians, it is impossible not to be drawn to the three men who shared the cramped confines of the Apollo command module: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. What was it about these men that set them apart? What sort of testing did they go through? What were the physical and psychological demands imposed upon an Apollo astronaut? How would you measure up if you went through the same selection process?

    We'll look at the NASA astronaut selection process from over half a century ago, which you can adapt for classroom discussion and activities.

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  • Science and Innovation Network in China, and the National Space Academy

    UK Science and Innovation Network

    The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) has approximately 110 officers in over 40 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation. Our work in China, in partnership with SIN China, promotes cooperation and collaboration in education and academia.