Mission Zero

Mission Zero offers students and young people the chance to have their computer programs run in space on the ISS! Teams write a simple program to display a message to the astronauts onboard. You don’t need special equipment or coding skills, and all participants that follow the guidelines are guaranteed to have their programs run in space. You will also receive a special certificate showing where exactly the ISS was when your program ran!

Who can take part?

  • Anyone who is 14 years or younger
  • In teams of two to four
  • Supervised by a teacher or mentor
  • 50% of teams’ members need to be citizens of an ESA Member/Associate Member State

Official Mission Zero guidelines

How to take part:

Mission Zero is open to submissions from 29 October 2018 until 20 March 2019. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when the challenge kicks off.

  1. Teachers/mentors register for Mission Zero and receive a classroom code
  2. Students and young people follow along with the Mission Zero project resource to write their programs
  3. Students and young people use the classroom code to submit their programs

Teachers and mentors:

You will need to register to receive a classroom code to give your team/s when they are ready to submit.

Students and young people:

You will receive a classroom code from your teacher or mentor.