Pupils taking part in an annual summer school which explores space have launched bottle rockets alongside a NASA astronaut.
As part of the annual Tayside Space School around 60 pupils met and took part in an experiment with Colonel (Ret.) Alvin Drew on Tuesday.
The P6 pupils were taking part in the programme at the University of Abertay, Dundee and Perth College.
Colonel Drew from the Johnson Space Centre in Houston and former NASA director of education Patricia Tribe will lead the children in a series of workshops and activities including designing their own spacesuits, building and launching rockets and a Life on Mars survival challenge.
Ms Tribe said: "The value of the Tayside Space School is in captivating the imaginations of children through science and maths, and helping them stay focused on how exciting these subjects are.
"It’s very inspiring to see these children enjoy science and exploration, and these steps will hopefully take them into careers in space science, as well as other exciting opportunities in technology, engineering and maths careers.
"Initiatives like the Tayside Space School are very forward-thinking in their commitment to local children and the future of Scotland. We need young people to stay in science education and I’m confident many of these young people here today will."
Dr Alan Bruce from Abertay University said: "The Space School represents the culmination of months of activities for those primary pupils lucky enough to have been selected by their respective school, while the Physics Fun in Space events have enabled even more pupils to enjoy a related experience.
"Such activities are so very important in stimulating young minds towards careers in science."
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