Calling all Spacesuit Designers!

The Museum of Flight is excited to announce a Spacesuit Design Challenge for all artists ages 5 to 17! This year is the 50th anniversary of humans walking on the Moon, and what better way to celebrate than creating custom spacesuits? Whether traveling to the Moon, Mars, or beyond, the ingenuity of spacesuits keeps astronauts safe from potentially harmful environments. We are looking for unique designs that incorporate similar safety features seen in functional spacesuits. For full challenge rules please see entry packet.

3 Age Groups:

  • Comet (ages 5-8)

  • Nebula (ages 9-13)

  • Galaxy (ages 14-17)



Here's how you can join in:

Download entry packet

1. FILL OUT THE ENTRY PACKET - Due 5/31/2019 

Deadline Extended to 6/21/2019 at 5 p.m. PST

Entry Packet includes the following:

  • Intent to Participate
  • Photo/Video Release
  • Designer Biography
  • Design Description
  • Design Drawing

Once complete, please send to Emily Simmons at

2. DESIGN YOUR ORIGINAL SPACESUIT - Due 7/5/2019 at 5 p.m. PST

Send 2-4 images of your completed spacesuit by 5 p.m. to Emily Simmons at Top 15 designs notified by July 15.

3. WALK IN THE TOP 15 FASHION SHOW - 7/19/2019

The top 15 spacesuits walk in the Fashion Show. The top 3 winners (1 per age group) get to display their spacesuits in the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center during Lunar Block Party in July!



Dates to Remember

May 31, 2019  June 21, 2019 - Entry packet due by 5 p.m. PST. Please include your biography, spacesuit design description, and a drawing of your design. Designers will be contacted within 1 business day for confirmed receipt of packet.

June 22 to July 4, 2019 - Design/create Spacesuits once you receive confirmation.

July 5, 2019 - 2-4 images of completed spacesuit due by 5 p.m. PST. Email to

July 15, 2019 – Designers notified on whether or not they will participate in the Top 15 Fashion Show.

July 19, 2019 – Top 15 Fashion Show at The Museum of Flight during Lunar Block Party’s Friday Evening Event at 6 p.m. Arrive by 5:30 p.m.

July 19 to 26, 2019 – The Top 3 Spacesuits will be displayed in the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center.

July 26, 2019 – Designers retrieve spacesuits by 7 p.m.


If you have any questions about the Spacesuit Design Challenge please contact Emily Simmons at 206.768.7162 or