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Have you always dreamed about space travel? Wonder what it’s like to orbit at 1000 km above Earth? Find out at first hand! The Royal Aeronautical Society is giving you the chance to meet a real NASA astronaut in an inspiring new competition for young people aged 8 to 18.


Piers Sellers space walk sts-121 - Meet An Astronaut Competition

Dr Piers Sellers on a space walk during NASA Mission STS-121 - Click for full image

Three lucky winners will get to meet British-born NASA astronaut Dr Piers Sellers at a special event in December. Here’s how to enter:

Aged 8 to 10?
Tell us a question you would like to ask Piers Sellers, in 50 words or less.

Aged 11 to 14?
Create a video of three minutes or less which conveys why you should get the chance to meet Piers Sellers, including one question you would like to ask him. Alternatively you could present it as an essay of up to 300 words.

Aged 15 to 18?
Create a video or four minutes or less which cites one space related event, discovery or development from the last 40 years that has inspired you. Please include one related question that you would like to ask Piers Sellers. Alternatively you could submit this as an essay of up to 500 words in length.

For entries to eligible they need to:
  • Be posted online in public view so we can link to them
  • Feature a link back to

Just think…you could soon be finding out what it’s REALLY like to be an astronaut!

Dr Piers Sellers

‘I look forward to meeting and sharing my experiences of space travel with the next generation of astronauts later this year. Good luck!’

Dr Piers Sellers



Just fill in your details below to keep-up-to-date with the Meet an Astronaut competition!
Note: Entrants must be aged 8 to 18 and reside within the UK. A parent / guardian may register and submit an entry on behalf of the entrant.

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Visit the Submit page to submit an entry or find out how to enter.

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