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Eligibility Criteria

Mission Space Lab is open to teams of two to six young people aged 19 or under from an eligible country (see list below).

Teams must be supervised by a mentor who will submit their program.

Mission Space Lab

To take part in Mission Space Lab, participants must be:

  • Aged 19 or younger at the time of submission

  • Working in teams of two to six young people

  • Supervised by a mentor such as a teacher, parent, Scout leader, or Code Club or CoderDojo leader, who will need to register each team.

  • Enrolled full-time in a primary or secondary school or certified home school in an eligible country

  • Part of a team in which at least 50% of team members are citizens of an eligible country

There is no limit to the number of teams a school or club can enter, but each team can only submit one entry, and each participant can only be part of one team.

ESA Member States

ESA Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Further to the 22 Member States, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, based on their agreements with the ESA, also qualify to fully participate in the programmes of the ESA Education Office.