As the countdown continues to the first ever space launch from UK soil, due to take place this summer from Spaceport Cornwall, five young students from Cornwall selected to report on the behind the scenes launch action and UK space activity were invited by Disney Pixar to interview the cast and crew of new movie Lightyear.

Following attending a star-studded London premiere, the five Spaceport Cornwall "journalists" were invited to interview the Hollywood A-listers Chris Evans (voice of Buzz Lightyear), Keke Palmer (voice of Izzy Hawthorne) and Taika Waititi (voice of Mo Morrison), Director Angus MacLane and Producer Galyn Susman alongside Britain’s Astronaut, Tim Peake who had a cameo in the film.

The cast and crew were able to share their passion towards the film and characters' attitudes to space travel and the Launch Crew were able to share their excitement at the upcoming historic mission.


Zoe Godfrey, Young Journalist: "I’m obsessed with learning about space and the opportunity to work with Spaceport Cornwall as a journalist on such a world-changing event is an absolute dream come true.

"On top of that, being invited to interview the cast and crew of Lightyear was mind blowing - it was the most incredible few days!

"The cast, the crew and Tim were all so much fun, and so lovely to us all and their answers were brilliant."

Melissa Thorpe, Head of Spaceport Cornwall added: "Space is all about creating opportunity right now and in the future for the next generation.

"Inspiration comes in so many forms and I’m delighted our young Spaceport Cornwall Launch Crew journalists were offered this once in a lifetime moment.

"They were able to gain a glimpse into a unique world of media and entertainment where space is as fascinating to Hollywood stars as it is to us working at the forefront of the industry.

"We want to celebrate the fact that you don’t have to be an engineer or rocket scientist to both work in, and be excited about space exploration."