Run by ESA in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Astro Pi gives young people the opportunity to write their own computer programs and run them on two Raspberry Pi units on board the International Space Station (ISS).
The challenge is to design and write a program for a scientific experiment that enhances our understanding of either Life on Earth or Life in Space. The best experiments will be deployed to the ISS, and teams will have the opportunity to analyse and report on their results.
The Hypothesis for this years’ project is:
How cloud coverage and different cloud formations relate in comparison to weather conditions in that area.
Our team, named Pumpkin Pi and made up of William, Rojenald, Dylan, Michael, Lydia & Devon, are one of 213 teams to have their code sent to space (over 500 original teams).
Fingers crossed they make it through to the next stage.