Spaceport Cornwall has a huge ambition of inspiring the next generation of young people into studying STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects and having an interest in space related developments.

We aim to engage every student in Cornwall through a number of online and in-person programmes. This includes online broadcasts, work experience, exhibitions and curriculum linked challenges.

A number of our resources and videos can be found in the links below.

Where To Study In The South West

As the space sector develops there are more and more courses starting to be developed to support people into a career in the space sector in the future.

Some of these courses will be relevant to students going through their GCSE’s at present, others will be relevant to those who want to study a degree level qualification. Have a look on the map on the opposite page to identify what courses are available and where they are being offered.

KS1 & 2 educational resources

Welcome to our “Space Activities”, developed to inspire you about space and all that it can offer.

Spaceport Cornwall, with partners Virgin Orbit and Goonhilly Earth Station, are due to launch rockets from Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2022. By the time you finish your education there should be even more exciting opportunities in the sector, locally, nationally and internationally!

You can find our ‘Space Activities’ below, and an answer sheet is available at the bottom of this page.

Our solar system

We have eight planets in our solar system.
They range in size, colour and the speed at which they rotate around the sun.

Can you name all the planets? Can you also name the different parts of the planet we live on, Earth? Download the ‘Name the Planets’ and ‘Location Challenge’ resources.

Name the planets

Location challenge

Palores needs your help

To launch Lorell the Satellite into space, Palores needs to help Cosmic Girl take off from Spaceport Cornwall.

Download the Build Your Own Cosmic Girl, Palores Wordsearch and Palores Colouring In here.

Build your own cosmic girl

Palores wordsearch

Palores colouring in

Satellites and space jobs

From 2022 Spaceport Cornwall will launch satellites into space. What are satellites and how long have humans been launching them into space?

Download these resources to discover all about satellites, the history of launch and what kind of jobs there are in the space sector, as well as university courses to help you work in the industry.

What is a satellite?

History of launch

Space jobs

University courses

Goonhilly earth station

Data sent from satellites like Lorell will be picked up at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall.

Hmmm, something doesn’t look quite right in the control room. Can you help Palores get back on track by completing the spot-the-difference? How are messages from Lorell picked up back on Earth? Complete the dot-to-dot to find out.

Lorrell's spot the difference

Lorrell's dot-to-dot

Question time

Can satellites benefit the earth and environment? What will Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne be launching?

Download the resources below to learn 
how satellites can benefit the earth and environment. After that challenge yourself 
to answer some space questions.

Earth & Environment

Quiz time

Resource answer sheet

Resource answer sheet

Virtual Reality Experience

In January 2023 Spaceport Cornwall hosted the first ever space launch from the UK, with launch partner Virgin Orbit. Sadly, this attempt was unsuccessful with an anomaly in the second stage of the rocket. However, through a partnership with students at Falmouth University you can experience the first launch as if it had been successful, whilst hearing from space sector specialists like astronaut Tim Peake at the same time.

Download the experience