Frequently Asked Questions


What is Postcards to Space?

Club for the Future’s Postcards to Space aspires to make space accessible to more people by offering free access to Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Is the postcards program the primary activity for Club for the Future?

The postcards program is an important activity that will always be a part of our organization. Additionally, we're proud to partner with numerous organizations making strides in STEM education for K-12 students. 

Do I have to use your postcard template?

Nope, we encourage you to make your own postcard out of whatever you can find—a notecard, back of a cereal box, manila envelope, or a postcard you picked up on a family vacation. Be creative!  

I live outside the U.S. Can I still participate?

Absolutely. We also encourage you to tell your friends and family about this program, and we would love to see their postcards as well. If you are mailing your postcard, we recommend using a Global Forever International U.S. Postage stamp. If you send your postcard without a return postage stamp, we’ll do our best to get it back to you.  

Is the program still running?

Yes, Club for the Future has payload space for postcards on every New Shepard flight for the foreseeable future.  

When creating my postcard, do I specifically have to answer the question, “Why does Earth need space?”

No. We encourage you to send whatever artistic expression you want to share about the future of living and working in space—or any other topic of your choosing.


When will my digital postcard fly to space?

Once you submit your digital creation it will be uploaded and flown to space on a future Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. Once returned to Earth, each digital postcard will be stamped “Flown to Space” and creators will receive an email with a link to instructions on how to access their postcards.

You can stay up-to-date with Blue Origin’s flight schedules by subscribing here:

What kind of information can I not include on a digital postcard?

Club for the Future will not be able to fly any postcards which include Personal Identifiable Information (PII). This includes: social security number (SSN), passport number, driver’s license number, taxpayer identification number, patient identification number, financial account number, credit card number, personal address information, street address, email address, telephone.

Can I send more than one postcard?

Yes, please do! There’s no limit to how many digital postcards we can fly and we encourage everyone to submit as many as they'd like.


Can I send bulk postcards?

Absolutely! We encourage sending postcards in bulk as it helps mitigate postage costs. We’ll fly boxes or large envelopes of postcards together and return them to you as one bundle. If you’re sending in bulk, the postcard doesn’t have to be a postcard at all. We’re happy to fly postcard-sized paper to keep the cost low for everyone.  

Can I send more than one postcard?

Yes, please do! There’s no limit to how many digital postcards we can fly and we encourage everyone to submit as many as they'd like.

How much does the program cost?

Aside from the cost of postage, the program is free. If the cost of postage is a barrier to participation, please reach out to in a new tab)

How soon after I send my postcard will it fly on a New Shepard mission? Will I be notified in advance?

It varies but we’re committed to flying every postcard we receive and unfortunately aren’t able to provide advance notice. We thank you for your patience.  

How soon after my postcard flies to space and gets stamped "Flown to Space" will it be returned to me?

Due to the high volume of postcards we receive, we aren’t able to guarantee a return date. Just know that our team works very hard to get these returned to you.      

How can I learn more about Blue Origin?

Read more about Blue Origin’s mission to build a road to space through reusable launch vehicles here(opens in a new tab).