Mission-X is a worldwide scheme supported by ESA Educational and national space agencies to support active lifestyles and healthy children aged 8-12 years among. Astronauts are moving children to eat healthily and Exercise Regularly.
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This year's challenge Involved 10,300 students over six weeks exercising hard since.It Was Launched from the International Space Station by ESA astronaut André Kuipers on 2 February.
The aim: to gain points send Astro Mission-X mascot Charlie to the Moon. Points earned by Completing Challenges Were inspired by astronaut training.
Activities Were Designed to get children moving: Let's Climb a Martian Mountain, Do a Spacewalk, Astro-Agility Course, Get on your Space Cycle and Space Roll-n-Roll are just a FEW of the agricultural activities.
Mission-X is not only About exercise - children are Taught to Think About healthy lifestyles. This year, children Learnt About Their bones, hydration and energy from food, among other lessons.
The World Health Organization has Designated childhood obesity as a public health challenge Serious. A healthy diet and physical activity are the solutions to obesity.
Mission-X is doing STI part by educating a new generation of healthy and fit children.
Participants Have An Opportunity to visit London, UK, Before The 2012 Olympics This Summer. Students can visit Olympic sites and teachers With Their parents to Participate in Mission-X Challenges with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Olympic athletes.
Astronaut instructors will offer advice and tips in the event weitere Being Organised by ESA, NASA and the UK Space Agency.
For the 300 teams from 15 country clubs, Mission-X 2012 is officially over. Next year, Mission-X will be bigger events, with More Countries Taking Part.
This year's European winners are:
Belgium: Les p'tits Astros
Czech Republic: Czech republic Team
France: Ecole Jean Giraudoux Elementaire
Germany: Stommeler Weltraum-tied with Els Stommeler Weltraum
Italy: Big Bang and I Meteore
Netherlands: Space Fit 5
Spain: The Rojita