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The toughest challenge – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 December 2018 | 6 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This time you’re up against our hardest quiz yet! If you get even one question right, we think you have fantastic science knowledge. If you answer all five questions correctly? You’re a quiz whiz. Let us know in the comments below! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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An astronaut’s tall tale

by David, 26 March 2016 | 0 comments

On 2 March this year, two long-term International Space Station residents returned to Earth. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko both spent 342 days in space. Their year-long mission included space walks and Earth photography. But the most important experiment was on themselves. How does a person react to a year in space? Throughout their expedition,…

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Suit up for space News

by Andrew Wright, 5 September 2014 | 0 comments

Astronaut in spacesuit with Earth in background

To boldly go out of the airlock, astronauts need to look the part. Donning a spacesuit protects astronauts from the dangerous conditions just beyond our atmosphere. The outer layer of NASA’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit is built tough from a blend of three fabrics. One fabric is the same stuff used in bulletproof vests. It…

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jasmine, 17 August 2012 | 35 comments

A paper model of a space station.

Get ready to build your own paper model of the International Space Station (ISS).

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