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Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Your passion for science, math and English can help make your dream come true! Applications are due by Sunday, March 4th.

Submit a 3 min (max) creative video of yourself explaining a scientific concept in a simplified way (in English)

  • Win a scholarship to NASA Space Camp. Space Camp is an interactive educational experience that brings theory to life through simulated training aboard the NASA Space Shuttle.
    Twelve Moroccan high school students aged 15-18 who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will receive scholarships to the Advanced Space Academy: a challenging mental, emotional and physical experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • In addition the full scholarship to Space camp you will win a cultural trip to Washington, DC.

All participant costs (including air and ground transportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses) will be paid by the U.S. Department of State.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Moroccan citizen residing in Morocco.
  • Born between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2003
  • 14/20 Average on most recent transcript, including strong grades in science and mathematics.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in science, mathematics or technology inside and outside the classroom.
  • Strong English language skills: The program is conducted entirely in English.

Don’t miss the experience of a Lifetime


Prof. Rachid GUERRAOUI

Professor Rachid Guerraoui is the head of Distributed Programming Laboratory LPD in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. He was one of only two laureates of the prestigious Google Focused Award in Europe in 2013. His research is devoted to concurrent and distributed computing, from multiprocessors to wide-area networks. He initiated an education project (Wandida.com) to build a library of scientific e-synopsises.

Dr. Racha El Kadiri

Dr. Racha El Kadiri currently works at Middle Tennessee State University as an assistant Professor. She got her PhD at Western Michigan University, in 2014. Her field of expertise is hydrology and water-related natural hazards. Her research interests include geo-engineering, remote sensing, GIS, environmental modeling, and data mining applications. She published several papers in refereed scientific journals including Remote Sensing Journal, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, and Surveys in Geophysics Journal.

Dr. Lahoucine ATOURKI

Dr. Lahoucine Atourki is a researcher in material science. He got a PhD degree in Physics. He is working on the growth and characterization of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage at Ibn Zohr university and polytechnic university of Valencia. Lahoucine published many papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a science communicator; with more than 130 articles published for the Scientific Morocco initiative. Lahoucine is directing the school of science project implemented by Scientific Morocco.


Najib is a Moroccan Science communicator, 2016's Web "Personality of the Year" and IT consultant. He was fascinated by the universe and astronomy since his childhood. « The stars attract you naturally. Since that time, the fascination and interest in the universe have never left me » he recalls. Najib will later study maths and sciences, obtain a degree in Telecoms from ENSTB school in France and work as an IT innovation consultant working with clients in over a dozen countries. Najib makes pop science videos in Moroccan on Youtube and blogs on his Facebook page about science.


Your journey to win Race2space and go to Space Camp starts here with these milestones. Please take note of them!

You must submit your video no later than March 4th at 11:59 PM GMT (Casablanca Time).

March 5th 2018- April 8th 2018
Review of all the applications

Pre-selection & Jury review of all the applications based on a defined set of criteria Read more ....

April 9th 2018
Online voting and peer-review Start
April 29th 2018
Online voting and peer-review End

Online voting & peer-review evaluation end at 11:00 AM GMT+1 (Casablanca Time)

July 7th 2018 - July 18th 2018
Travelling dates

Travelling to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama & Cultural trip in Washington DC

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