Welcome to the Space Program



16 Astronauts

33 Experiments launched into space

8 Rockets

22,000 Students+


4 Continents

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We’ve seen the incredible things that young imaginations can achieve when teamed up with science. Launch Prize's aim is to challenge and inspire you to reach beyond the stars.

Participants have appeared on NASA TV, BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, along with numerous publications internationally. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge, which could change your life and elevate your chances of getting into the university of your dreams, look no further!

Send an experiment to space & win a prize worth $75,000.00

Introducing the STEM-X Launch Prize, a virtual challenge for 12-19 year olds 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 one of 5 chances 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

Enter as an individual or in a team of up to 3 people

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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 5 winning teams or individuals to build their experiment at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 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

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!