September 17, 2008

ESA Holds Children’s Design Competition

The European Space Agency is inviting primary school children to take part in a competition to design a T-shirt an ESA astronaut will wear in space.

The competition is open to children from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The winning T-shirt will be worn by ESA astronaut Frank De Winne of Belgium during his mission to the International Space Station next year. The winner and his or her classmates will also have an opportunity to talk with De Winne during his space mission.

More information regarding the competition is available at