The team behind Mars Day

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Established in 1975, they work together with their 22 Member States to push the frontiers of science and technology, and promote economic growth in Europe.

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The UK Space Agency are responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, they are responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications.

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STEM Learning is the UK’s largest provider of education and careers support in STEM subjects. Their commitment to STEM education is part of everything they do. Whether that’s delivering teacher CPD, bringing STEM role models into schools as part of the STEM Ambassador Programme or providing bespoke, long-term support for groups of schools in collaboration with companies through ENTHUSE Partnerships, their aim is always the same – to provide a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.


ESERO-UK aims to use the context of space to open doors for young people by delivering engaging, world-class teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  They provide free CPD, resources, educational programmes, support and information for teachers to enhance the teaching of STEM using space as a context.

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The STEM Ambassador programme delivers life-changing impact for young people, delivered by STEM professionals in classrooms and communities. STEM subjects are brought to life by over 30,000 volunteers, available across the UK, all free of charge. Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now, by connecting online. Aspirations raised, careers illuminated and learning supported.