Film provides us with a perfect means of bringing the incredible majesty of the universe into the classroom or, in an even more immersive way, via the big-screen of a cinema. From George Méliès' classic A Trip To The Moon, through to modern instances like Gravity and Interstellar (all films set in space) together with other forms of science fiction, these are a superb way of exploring complex real-world issues. They also provide an imaginative route into exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects, which are an excellent pathway into working within the film industry.
Into Film: Into Space was a project that we launched during World Space Week 2015, and provided a host of great free activities for 5-19 year-olds around the themes of space and exploration. It included an exciting film competition in which participants had their short films selected to be watched in outer space by British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake, during his mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) - the first ever opportunity of its kind for young filmmakers.
Watch the fantastic winning films here, as announced by Tim Peake himself, live from the ISS
Building on the success of Into Film: Into Space, we're delighted to once again be teaming up with the UK Space Agency to deliver a fantastic new project - Into Film: Into Space & Home. The project includes lots more great free activities for young people around the theme of space and Tim Peake's important work. There's also a very special Into Film: Into Space & Home category at this year's Into Film Awards, entries for which are open from now until 31 January 2016.
Browse all of our space-related content below.