Mission Zero

offers students and young people the chance to have their computer programs run in space on the ISS as part of the European Astro Pi Challenge! Teams write a simple program to display a message to the astronauts onboard. Every eligible participant will receive a certificate with the time and date their code was executed. Submissions for 2021-2022 are now closed. See the Astro Pi website for updates about future missions.
  • Only use required and allowed modules. The sense_hat module must be used. The random and time module may be used as well.
  • Your program is over 1000 characters of text. Try making it a bit shorter.
  • Don't use input or wait for events. Your program shouldn't rely on input from a person.
  • Check your program for improper language.

Mission Zero submissions each met the following requirements:

  • read the humidity from the sensor,
  • use the LED matrix,
  • and run your program without any errors.

Qualified submissions will run for 30 seconds on the International Space Station.