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Mission Zero

Am I eligible to participate in Mission Zero?

Mission Zero is open to young people aged 19 or younger from ESA Member States, Slovenia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, or Malta. Participants can enter individually or as part of a team (maximum up to 4 young people). Teams must be supervised by a teacher or mentor, who will submit their programs. Check our eligibility criteria for more information.

Note: If the mentor is a parent participating from home, they must only register their own children. If children wish to participate in Mission Zero as part of a larger team, they should ask their teacher or club mentor to register them as a group.

When will my program run in space?

If your program contains no errors, and you have followed the challenge rules, your program is guaranteed to run on the ISS in May 2022.

Can I reuse last year's classroom code for Mission Zero?

Yes you can.

Can I enter Mission Zero on my own?

You can enter Mission Zero as an individual or as part of a team (maximum up to 4 young people).

Mission Space Lab

Am I eligible to participate in Mission Space Lab?

Mission Space Lab is open to teams of 2-6 young people aged 19 or younger from ESA Member States, Slovenia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, or Malta. Teams must be supervised by a teacher or mentor to submit their programs. Check our eligibility criteria for more information.

When will my program run in space?

Successful teams whose experiments achieve ‘flight status’ will have their programs run on the ISS in April-May 2022.

Can I enter Mission Space Lab on my own?

To participate in Mission Space Lab, you have to enter as part of a team of 2-6 young people.

Contact us

For any questions regarding Astro Pi, please contact astropi@esa.int.

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