Space Settlement Briefing
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.
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.