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  • 19 July 2014, 2:33

Revealed: Great British Space Dinner Winners

The UK Space Agency has revealed the winners of a competition to find a special menu for Britain's Tim Peake during his stint on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015.

He will be tucking into some unique dishes thanks to the imagination shown by schoolchildren who entered the Great British Space Dinner contest.

Primary and secondary school pupils were asked to create a British-inspired meal, taking account of good nutritional principles and the constraints of space such as handling and preservation.

The winning menus were chosen by former Army Major Tim and world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal, who will invite the designers to work with him and turn their ideas into real space food.

"I'm incredibly impressed with the creative and mouth-watering entries we've received from children all over the UK," said Tim.

"I'm really looking forward to enjoying a Great British Space Dinner on board the International Space Station. (It) will be a very special link back to planet Earth!"

Mr Blumenthal added: "This has been such an amazing experience. The students are quite possibly the next great chefs or scientists of tomorrow.

"I cannot wait to work with them in the Experimental Kitchen and see their final dishes. Tim is undoubtedly in for a treat on his upcoming space mission!"

The winning entries were:

:: The Rocket Lolly menu by KFSPACEGIRLS

A three-course meal in a lolly consisting of tomato and basil soup, a spicy mackerel curry and an Eton mess. The KFSPACEGIRLS are Ellie Hiscock, Katie Perry, Nafissa Khan, Mia Tinnion and Suzi Peacock, from Emmanuel College, Gateshead.

:: Chloe Cockshull's Nova Tiffin Capsule

An Anglo-Indian meal of spicy fusion food and a rhubarb and custard dessert designed to be taken into space in a tiffin carrier. Chloe is from the Nova Hreod Academy in Swindon.

:: The Space Fuel menu by Astro Foodies

A three-course meal consisting of soup in a shell of brown bread, a Sunday roast in a helmet-shaped pie and a dessert of bite-sized treats in the shape of planets. The Astro Foodies team is made up of Aminah Hussan, Nilum Khaliq and Iram Frooqui, from Plashet School in East Ham.

:: The Big Breakfast Launch by Archie Luckett

A full English breakfast in the guise of a big square burger. Archie is a pupil at Abberley Parochial V.C. Primary School in Worcestershire.

:: Space Menu by Joseph Drennan

A mix of tomato and rocket soup, best of British beef stew with asteroid dumplings and a chocolate mousse with space dust. Joseph is from Wray Common Primary School in Reigate.