Send an experiment to space & win a prize worth $75,000.00
Introducing the Launch Prize, a virtual challenge that is out of this world—literally!
With help from NASA astronauts, you will design an experiment that could launch on a SpaceX Rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). And you'll be in with a chance to win a trip to NASA, Florida, in a prize worth $75,000.00 🚀💸
Your mission: To better life for humankind, on or off the planet
Who: For anyone aged 12 - 18 years old.
Open internationally: Enter as an individual or in a team of up to 3 people
As an individual or in a team of 3, your mission is to design an experiment to be performed in microgravity by real-life Astronauts onboard the International Space Station. And have heaps of fun while you’re at it!
Don’t know where to start? We’ll help you every step of the way.
Once signed up, you’ll receive your exclusive Launch Pack. It contains all the info you need to create a winning idea: your mission brief, access to astronaut accelerator sessions, bonus mentoring, and much more.
If you’ve ever gazed up at the sky, this mission is for you!
It’s not rocket science (we promise)
"Get over the fear of failure. Don’t shy away. Work together as part of our team and accomplish something extraordinary."
- Astronaut Tony Antonelli
We’ll fly the winning team or individual to Florida to build their experiment at NASA Kennedy Space Center. You’ll watch it launch on a SpaceX Rocket to the International Space Station — LIVE. Astronauts onboard will then conduct your experiment and send the results back down to Earth.
And that’s not all! If your mission is selected you’ll also:
- ✈ Fly to NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida
- 🛌 Stay in a luxury 5 star hotel
- 👩🚀 Build your experiment with NASA astronauts and space scientists
- 🚀 Watch your space mission launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
- 🛰 Make history as astronauts conduct your experiment on the ISS
- 🎉 Get exclusive access to the SpaceX VIP launch party
- 🤑 Receive $2,000 spending money
- 🎢 Visit 2 of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks
What are you waiting for? Sign up to the most exciting challenge in the universe to be in with a chance of winning
Last year we helped 1000s of teens achieve their dreams with Mission Discovery:
Archie, Fullbrook School
It’s the best thing you will ever do.
Joanna, Wycombe Abbey School
It was simply brilliant! I learned so much but it didn’t feel like school.
What do you get from us?
- 🚀 Your exclusive Launch Pack that shows you how to come up with a winning idea
- 👨🚀 Guidance from a team of NASA astronauts and space scientists
- 🍿 A flexible learning environment from the comfort of your home
- 💻 Virtual video sessions you can watch at a time that suits you
- 👩🏫 Bonus mentoring sessions to help you perfect your design (add-on)
- 🔭 A rewarding experience working on a real-life research project
- 🏆 An official completion certificate you can include in higher education applications
- 🎉 And of course, the chance to make history and win a prize worth $75,000.00!
What are we looking for?
- 🎫 You can fly solo, or grab your space squad and sign up as a team of up to 3 people. You decide!
- 🍏 Your hypothesis should explain why microgravity is important to your experiment
- 💡 Your idea has to be original
- 🌍 Your experiment must have a benefit to humankind. It could be for future space travel or for us folks here on Earth
- ▶ You can present your project however you like (written, video, or presentation) Choose what suits you best, and have fun!
Ready to join us for the experience of a lifetime? Pre-registration is now open*
Only $279.00 USD
Secure your place at the only online STEM challenge of its kind.
You’ll learn new skills, work with astronauts and be in with the chance of winning a prize that’s out of this world.
*Limited spaces available. Open internationally to anyone aged 12-18.