Become a Dawn Young Engineer

Kids of all ages can become a Dawn Young Engineer by constructing your own Dawn paper spacecraft model and sending us a picture of you holding your spacecraft.

Use the following rules to become a Dawn Young Engineer:

  1. Print and build a Dawn paper spacecraft model.
        - Spacecraft Model (PDF)
        - Assembly Instructions (PDF)

  2. Have someone take a picture of you holding your spacecraft.

  3. Have a parent or guardian complete and fax or email your photo release form.
        - Electronic Photo Release (Word Document)
        - Photo Release (PDF)

  4. Send your photo and permission form to

  5. See your picture in the Dawn Young Engineers Gallery below. Only your first name and last initial will be posted.*

*According to the 2002 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, absolutely no image will be posted on this site without parental or guardian permission. No locator information, including a child's city, state, or school will be posted with a child's image.

Dawn Young Engineers Gallery | 2007 JPL Open House Gallery