Organised by the Luxembourg Space Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Sports, the national competition "Astronaut for a day" aims to promote the space sector in particular among young people. The competition is open to all young people aged between 13 and 18 years old and who attend school in Luxembourg.
The different stages of the competition are inspired by the selection process for professional astronauts practised by space agencies throughout the world. The national "Astronaut for a day" competition will consist, among other things, of tests of logic and physical abilities which will be organised between March and July 2023.
The 25 finalists of the competition will be selected to be part of the "Astronaut for a Day" class and will become space ambassadors in their school community. They will experience a weightless flight from Luxembourg on 28 September 2023.