BTS is seeking candidates for its Student Ambassador program. Contestants will be selected based on the submission of essays or videos (essays should be 800-1200 words and videos 2-4 minutes). You'll also need to a 100-300 word biography to tell us about yourself. Up to 25 will be selected and be invited to the event with all expenses paid. 10 of them will be named senior ambassadors and be officially named at the BTS VIP event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo VII in October 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Student Ambassador winners will be expected to inspire fellow students to develop STEM goals and will have responsibilities that may include: filming, acting, writing, producing, promotions, science experiment development, campus liaison, CapCom, launch, recovery and possibly even crew member on the private space launch.

  • Want to let us know you intend to submit an essay or video? Use the form on this page.
  • Already have your essay or video ready to submit? Click here to submit your entry.
  • Want to know more about the contest and what it means to be a Student Ambassador? Click here.


Interested in becoming a Back To Space Student Ambassador? Fill out the form below to let us know you plan to submit an essay or video for consideration and allow us to email you with important deadlines and information concerning the contest.

All entrants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in public, private, or home schools, legal residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and between the ages of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) on the last day of the contest period, September 14, 2018. For more details, refer to the Terms & Conditions.

NOTE: Pre-registering is not the same as entering the contest. To enter the contest you must submit your essay or video here.

The contest is closed.

Thank you to all the students who participated!

The deadline to submit your essay or video for consideration is September 14th, 2018.

Already have your essay or video ready? Click here to submit your entry now.


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