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A pilot survey of attitudes to space sciences and exploration among British school children

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalSpace policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


Over 200 school children in eight schools in the east of England were surveyed to determine their interest in space exploration and awareness of current space activities. Of those surveyed, 33% were interested in space to 'discover a new planet', and 24% to find life on another planet. When asked to list space exploration organisations 77% listed NASA. Six of those surveyed listed ESA (

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