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Registration opened for Juice up your Rocket! art competition

on 23 February 2021

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites children up to 12 years old to apply to The Juice Up Your Rocket! art competition, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Paxi. The deadline to apply is 1 June 2021.

The Juice Up Your Rocket! Art competition offers children the opportunity to create an illustration to decorate the huge Ariane 5 rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its long journey towards planet Jupiter.

Participants will have to submit a drawing inspired by the Juice mission and by planet Jupiter and its gigantic moons. A jury of experts chaired by Paxi will select the most inspiring artwork. The winner’s illustration will be printed on a giant sticker that will be placed on the fairing – that is the ‘nose’ – of the Ariane 5 rocket.

In 2022, the whole world will watch the impressive launch of this new exciting ESA mission to the outer Solar System, and everybody will have the chance to see the winning artwork! The winner, accompanied by a legal guardian, will also be invited to follow the live launch of Juice from one of the ESA establishments. Finally, the winning artwork and the top 11 entries will feature in the 2022 Juice calendar.

The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer, or Juice, will study the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. JUICE will be launched in June 2022 aboard an Ariane V launch vehicle from European Spaceport in French Guiana. It will travel for almost 8 years before it arrives at its destination. It will spend 3 years investigating this giant gaseous planet and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. The spacecraft will explore the stormy atmosphere of Jupiter and discover the secrets hiding in the icy oceans of Jupiter’s moons. In particular, it will look for water inside these moons, and where there is water there could be life!

More details here.

Image credit: ESA