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Space Settlement Contest

News Coverage of BLUECUBE Aerospace student’s trip to China

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International Space Settlement Competition 2020, Beijing China

BLUECUBE Aerospace’s students recently participated in the National Space Society’s  International Space Settlement Contest held in Beijing China.  The NSS received over 2, 646 entries invoiving 14, 359 students worldwide. For the past 9 years, BLUECUBE Aerospace has been participating in the Space Settlement Contest. BLUECUBE Aerospace’s team of 43 high school and middle school students took home First Place in the Large Group Division.

The NASA Space Settlement Contest is held for 6th -12th graders ages 11 to 18 years of age.   The design competition is sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center and National Space Society.  Individuals can compete on there own or part of teams. The teams can be small with up to six students.  Larger teams of seven or more compete in their own catagory.

Students that compete in the Space Settlement Contest learn about science and how to worrk in teams while developing space settlement designs.  The students reports are submitted to the NASA Ames and judged by aerospace professions.  The reports are judged on literary  and artistic excellence.  

The Task

Students form futuristic aeronautic companies (with a maximum corporate size of fifteen) to bid for the new space settlement development plan, and respond to the Request For Proposal (RFP). In order to place a successful bid, students’ fictional companies are required to produce a detailed report and construction plan of the settlement base, taking into account both its scientific feasibility as well as profitability considerations. The final submission of the settlement base proposal must be no longer than 40 pages in length, and will be judged by our international panel of experts to shortlist outstanding submissions to progress to the subsequent rounds.

L.O.S Concordia- An Eighth-Grade Submission for the NASA AMES 2019-2020 Space Settlement Competition

The L.O.S Concordia is a permanent residence in space, proposed and designed to be focused on community, unity, and conquest. Named after the goddess of harmony and agreement, The Lunar Orbital Settlement (L.O.S) Concordia conforms and allows for the collaboration between Japan, Russia, China, India, the U.S., Britain, and the EU. Working towards a globalized world, the L.O.S Concordia’s citizens will work as a unit, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or occupation.

Our very own mission patch located to the right represents not only the evolution of humanity, but also a representation of how just 50 years can make a pivotal difference in society and ideals. Technological advancements on Earth have gone from the first step on the moon to “win” the space race in 1969, to a lunar settlement where harmony exists between once adversarial nations. This Mission Patch will be worn by every colonist to demonstrate this unity.

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ARES-1 Settlement

The ARES-1 Settlement will be a permanent residence on Mars, sustaining 1,000,000 people with a common goal of unity, peace and space exploration. The name of the settlement is symbolic in nature, with ARES representing the God of Mars, and 1 representing the one million inhabitants. This settlement will be an international effort, composed of citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, and India. Working towards a globalized world and achieving Universalization, ARES1 will create a cohesive environment amongst its citizens, who will work as a unit, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or occupation. The ARES-1 mission patch signifies these ideals, by spelling the name of the settlement using the Morse Code in order to demonstrate that not one language or country is supreme. This mission patch will be proudly worn by ARES-1 citizens to symbolize unity.

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Pictured: ARES-1 Subsurface cross section, Student, The WCDT

Local Space Settlement Design Contest

BLUECUBE Aerospace and ACES students from The Weiss School presenting camp research on Apollo and Artemis missions as well as space settlement design at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium