Principia Mission Space Diary
For the past two years, I've been a member of the Space Crew, working with publisher Curved House Kids to inspire over 95,000 primary-aged kids in the UK.
The Space Diary is a STEM-literacy resource which follows ESA Astronaut Tim Peake's 2015-16 mission to the ISS. Funded by the UK Space Agency, it helps kids engage with STEM learning in fun and accessible ways. I have been involved in writing and editing across the project, with particular focus on support materials like teaching notes.
You can learn all about the Space Diary by visiting principiaspacediary.org. Books are still available if you want to sign up your class or child. We're always excited to have new Space Apprentices onboard.
I've loved working on two editions of the Space Diary, which was a finalist for the 2017 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education and Outreach. I never imagined I'd find myself sitting at a formal event between a satellite engineer and an environmental physicist, at a table next to someone who'd spent seven months orbiting Earth.
I'm looking forward to working on another space-themed book with Curved House Kids in 2017-18. This time, the Space Crew is off to Mars!