PPG masterclassDuring British Science and Engineering week in March PPG announced that it will continue its partnership with the National Space Academy to inspire young people to pursue STEM and space-sector careers by offering full funding for chemistry masterclasses throughout 2018.

Anu OjhaThe National Space Academy's Director, Professor Anu Ojha OBE, has been appointed to the senior advisory committee on Human Spaceflight and Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Kierann meets TimOn the 28th of September the UK Space Agency invited representatives from all the education partners who had worked on projects for Tim Peake's Principia mission last year to attend a meeting in London. The meeting was set up to debrief the participants now that many of the projects are complete, but it was also a chance for Tim himself to thank the education partners for their work in making his mission one of the most successful astronaut missions for educational impact.

Science Week in Schools bannerThe British Council and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation have created a new pack for teachers ahead of Russia's Science Week in Schools (23 - 27 October). This week is a designed to be a nationwide celebration of science and technology, and is part of the wider UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017.

Dr Helen WalkerThe National Space Academy team took a blow recently on hearing the news that Dr Helen Walker, a Project Scientist for the Academy and great friend, died peacefully at the end of September after a short illness.

Her funeral was held this week, and she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends.

Students with National Space Academy StaffOn Wednesday 6th September the UK National Space Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading UK and China space scientists to establish a new joint Virtual Centre to lead Space Education and Space Culture activities between the UK and China.

London Space ExpoThe National Space Academy, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Astronomical Society are extremely pleased to announce the successful completion of the first ever running of the London Space Expo. 

Students in London were treated to a day of activities and talks all geared towards highlighting the opportunities available to them in the UK space sector. 

Jacob KellockThe National Space Academy is delighted to note that a second Space Engineering student from Loughborough College has won the title of School Physicist of the Year - this time in Nottinghamshire.

Jacob Kellock was officially presented with the Ogden Trust accolade by the University of Nottingham, hot on the heels of fellow student James Brown, who won the equivalent award from the University of Warwick.

James BrownJames Brown, a First Year student at Loughborough College, is on the Space Engineering course delivered jointly by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy.

James is not only a talented engineer and mathematician but also an outstanding physicist and this has been recently recognised by the Ogden Trust and the University of Warwick.

NSA SymposiumSpring is a time for reflection, renewal and for new growth. Each year, for three days in April, the National Space Academy brings together its teachers, scientists and core team to reflect on the year, to renew old partnerships and to develop new connections between the Space Sector and Education.