Astronautics Badge

Astronautics Activity Badge

Give this badge task a try from home, record your evidence. Let me know how you get on, watch it, do it, build it, test it, share it, tag it, show it, send it, and you’ll get the badge.

There are lots of different types of space missions, many which involve launching a robot into space. Research all the things as detailed on the Scout website, use your Space Station app as part of your research.
Look for the latest space launches from the European Space AgencyNASA, and SpaceX, or find out about Starlink. Learn about the Scout partnership with the UK Space Agency.
Tim Peake is a UK Astronaut and a Scout Ambassador, find out how he went to the International Space Station, what he did there and how he got back.

Scout Members with Tim Peake a UK Scout Ambassador and Astronaut, find out more…

Did you know at certain times you can see the International Space Station, ISS, with the naked eye, research how fast it is, how big it is, how high it is, how old it is, what is its mass, do you know how long it takes to travel around the world?

Download It…

There are phone apps that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store directly onto your phone. Using your GPS and orbital trajectory data the app will tell you exactly when you will be able to see the ISS from where you are, unless it is a cloudy night. Below are the download links to some free to download examples, please ask your adult for permission.

Build It…

Reaction Rocket

Build a reaction rocket at home, with help from your adult, build the rocket, go to the garden or local park, film your launch with a countdown and film it reaching for the skies. Upload your evidence to OSM or tag 4th Heswall on social media.

Build a Reaction Rocket

Space Rover

Design and Build your own lightweight Mars Lander or have a go at following these downloadable instructions to build a space rover…

DOWNLOAD & Build Your Own Space Rover Here…

WATCH THE VIDEO, Design, Build & Test Your Parachute Lander Here…

Watch It…

Parachute Lander

As part of your Astronautics Activity badge design and test different types of parachutes for your Mars Lander. 

Use eggs for your testing before you go for launch with your best parachute and you Mars Lander.

Scout Website

Build a parachute using this online activity guide from the Scout Association.

Perfect Parasceneding Parachutes

Click on the parachute to see a great “How To Live” video from Maddie and Greg

 

See It…

Planets & Constellations

With the recent clear skies this is a great time to discover our solar system. There are some great apps that help you pinpoint the constellations and planets that are visible in our night sky. The app will help you achieve the Astronomer and Astronautics Activity badges.

 

Phone apps are very useful and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store directly onto your phone. Below are the download links to some free to download examples, please ask your adult for permission.

Upload It…

OSM Badges at Home

You can upload all your pictures, videos and findings to OSM Badges at Home. Ask your adult to write a brief description against the task tick box, cover the criteria and get the badge.




Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls