STEM-X Launch Prize

Ages:Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Type:Submission

Category:STEM

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

Design an experiment to be conducted in microgravity by Astronauts onboard the International Space Station!

 

Under the guidance of NASA Astronauts, Space Scientists and World-Renowned Professors, your goal is to design an experiment that could benefit humanity on or off the planet.

 

With the help from our brilliant NASA role models, you will prepare your idea and upload it online. Five experiments will be selected and launched to the ISS on a SpaceX Rocket.

 

Prize for the winning five experiments:

  • Fly to Florida’s NASA Kennedy Space Centre
  • Stay in the 5-star luxury JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes hotel
  • Build your experiment with Astronauts and Space Scientists at NASA
  • Watch your experiment launch to the ISS on a SpaceX Rocket LIVE
  • Get tickets to a VIP launch experience
  • Your experiment will be conducted by Astronauts aboard the ISS
  • The results will be sent back down to Earth for analysis with our team
  • $2,000.00 spending money for you and your friends
  • Tickets to 2 of Orlando’s world-famous Theme Parks

  • As an individual or in a team of up to 3 people, your challenge is to design an experiment to better life for humanity on or off the planet
  • Your hypothesis should explain why microgravity is important to your experiment
  • It has to be an original idea
  • Each student will receive and access an elite information pack built by Space Scientists and Astronauts
  • There is an opportunity for private online mentoring sessions with our team of experts to help you perfect your design
  • Guidance from a team of NASA Astronauts
  • A certificate to show successful completion of the challenge. Once you’re happy with your design, we need to see it. You can upload a written project, video or a presentation
  • Finally, your experiment must have a benefit to humanity, whether it is for future space travel or for us folks back down here on earth

  • Novel
  • Feasible
  • Interesting to a wider audience
  • Safe
  • Cost
  • Size – fit into a 100mm x 100mm x 50mm box
  • Automated as much as possible
  • A clear hypothesis
  • Clear aims
  • Relevant applications of the experiment to earth and/or space
  • Only requires 2 astronaut interactions
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.launchprize.com/

Managing Organization: Launch Prize

Contact:
Ross Barber
Admin@launchprize.com
+44 2920 706 786

Entry Fee: $59

Eligibility:
Anybody aged 12-19 years old

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

Design an experiment to be conducted in microgravity by Astronauts onboard the International Space Station!

 

Under the guidance of NASA Astronauts, Space Scientists and World-Renowned Professors, your goal is to design an experiment that could benefit humanity on or off the planet.

 

With the help from our brilliant NASA role models, you will prepare your idea and upload it online. Five experiments will be selected and launched to the ISS on a SpaceX Rocket.

 

Prize for the winning five experiments:

  • Fly to Florida’s NASA Kennedy Space Centre
  • Stay in the 5-star luxury JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes hotel
  • Build your experiment with Astronauts and Space Scientists at NASA
  • Watch your experiment launch to the ISS on a SpaceX Rocket LIVE
  • Get tickets to a VIP launch experience
  • Your experiment will be conducted by Astronauts aboard the ISS
  • The results will be sent back down to Earth for analysis with our team
  • $2,000.00 spending money for you and your friends
  • Tickets to 2 of Orlando’s world-famous Theme Parks

Process

  • As an individual or in a team of up to 3 people, your challenge is to design an experiment to better life for humanity on or off the planet
  • Your hypothesis should explain why microgravity is important to your experiment
  • It has to be an original idea
  • Each student will receive and access an elite information pack built by Space Scientists and Astronauts
  • There is an opportunity for private online mentoring sessions with our team of experts to help you perfect your design
  • Guidance from a team of NASA Astronauts
  • A certificate to show successful completion of the challenge. Once you’re happy with your design, we need to see it. You can upload a written project, video or a presentation
  • Finally, your experiment must have a benefit to humanity, whether it is for future space travel or for us folks back down here on earth

Criteria

  • Novel
  • Feasible
  • Interesting to a wider audience
  • Safe
  • Cost
  • Size – fit into a 100mm x 100mm x 50mm box
  • Automated as much as possible
  • A clear hypothesis
  • Clear aims
  • Relevant applications of the experiment to earth and/or space
  • Only requires 2 astronaut interactions

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.launchprize.com/

Managing Organization: Launch Prize

Contact:
Ross Barber
Admin@launchprize.com
+44 2920 706 786

Entry Fee: 59

Eligibility:
Anybody aged 12-19 years old

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 31, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York