Taking art to new heights — the edge of space
Artists compete to have original works flown to space

Leesburg, Virginia — March 10, 2021 — Art allows imaginations to soar. Artists of all
ages have the chance to compete for their works to fly to the the edge of space on
Space Perspective’s first test flight Neptune One.
Higher Orbits, an educational nonprofit that uses space to promote STEAM by
partnering astronauts and students, is collaborating with Space Perspective, a human
space flight company, for an art competition open to every person on the planet. The Fly
Your Artwork to the Edge of Space Competition starts Wednesday, March 10, and
closes on March 24. Winners’ art will be flown to the edge of space onboard Neptune
“The partnership offers a new platform that inspires folks of all ages to harness their
creativity and explore space, art and Earth in a different way,” said Jane Poynter, Space
Perspective co-chief executive officer. “Art has the power to engage and unite on many
levels, so we can’t wait to see how far imaginations stretch in this stimulating
From climbing mountains and sailing the seas to air travel and spaceflight, humanity
has always sought to go higher and farther, to gain a new and better perspective of our
world. Use this theme to prepare and create projects for the competition.
Artwork must follow these parameters:
On paper no thicker than card stock,
Must be original creation by the submitter,
Artwork may not protrude or extend from the paper itself, and
Each work must not exceed dimensions of 4 inches by 6 inches.
Digital work is acceptable. Limit one piece of art per person.
To submit artwork, upload images at http://bit.ly/FlyYourArtworkToTheEdgeOfSpace. All
entries will be digitally flown to the edge of space, while winners’ art will be physically
flown. Winners must mail their original artwork to be stowed aboard Neptune One. A
panel of judges will select winners in the following brackets:
Ages 0 – 6,
Ages 7 – 11,
Ages 12 – 16,
Ages 17 – 20, and
All other adults.
As with any launch to space, the outcome of the flight or return of artwork is not
guaranteed. All participants will receive a digital certificate of flight after the mission.
“This is a unique chance to be part of this historic flight,” said Michelle Lucas, Higher
Orbits founder. ”We believe that space inspires new perspectives, and we want to share
that with everyone.” For more information about Higher Orbits, visit higherorbits.org or
contact Lucas, media@higherorbits.org.