Thank you for another bumper set of entries to this week's competition! It has been a joy to read your messages for space.
Stars have been awarded for those messages which spoke up for what they believed and were supported by reasons.
Our Primary winner this week is warmhearted_dog from Brompton Westbrook Primary School, for a thoughtful and indeed warm message to those of the future, capturing the feeling of being alive now and in a very different world to one of the future.
Our Secondary winner is easygoing_rabbit of Highdown School, who spoke up passionately on the urgency of dealing with the climate emergency affecting our planet. Their entry showed a steely determination to engage anyone, or anything else, out there to assist the human race.
Well done to the both of you!
For nearly 50 years, humans have been sending messages out into space. In 1972, the first spacecraft to leave the Solar System, Pioneer 10, each carried a famous plaque with details of humankind in case it was ever found by extra-terrestrial life. However, not all messages are sent in the hope of being found: in 2003, the pop band Blur recorded a piece of music to be played when the probe "Beagle 2" landed on Mars.
If you could send any message out into space, what would it be and why?
This could be some writing, or maybe a picture or a poem, or song, or something else that has a meaning.
It could be something sent in the hope of finding life, or sent to astronauts, or something you never expect to be found.
It might just be something you think deserves to be shared with the universe.
You might want to think about what represents the human race best.
It might be something already made by someone else, or by you.
The competition is looking for original and interesting ideas and sensible, thoughtful reasons. The competition closes at 5:00pm on Thursday 28th November.