Can I take part?
Mission Zero is open to young people aged 14 or younger from ESA Member States, or Slovenia, Canada, Latvia, or Malta. Participants can submit entries either individually or as part of a team of 2–4 young people. Participants must be supervised by a teacher or mentor, who will submit their programs. Check our eligibility criteria for more information.
Entries for Mission Zero 2020/2021 are open from 14 September 2020 to 19 March 2021.
It’s easy to get started
- You can complete Mission Zero in around an hour.
- You don’t need any programming knowledge to take part in Mission Zero.
- If your team follows the guidelines, and your program doesn’t contain any errors, it is guaranteed to run on the ISS!
Project timeline 2020/2021
14 September 2020
Young people can start working on their Mission Zero programs. Our submissions form opens on Trinket.io.
19 March 2021
Programs must be submitted by this date to run on the ISS.
Confirmation of flight status
Submissions are uploaded and run on the ISS.
Participation certificates sent to participants
If the submission meets the participation rules and is deemed an official submission, the team certificate will show the location of the ISS when the program was run!
What do young people think about Mission Zero?
We asked some participants how they feel about the challenge, and why it’s important to them.