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The National Space Centre in Leicester is the only UK Millennium Science Centre devoted entirely to space and space exploration.
In this programme, we see a Year 7 class visit the centre to participate in a simulated space mission, taking on the roles of space station astronauts and ground-based mission controllers.
Led by the centre's resident education staff, the children are asked to rendezvous with and investigate a comet.
In the process they have to sharpen their inter-personal communication skills, deal with emergencies and perform some basic science experiments.
Part of the series: Worth the Trip