Global Space Challenge 2024
World Space Week
Fri, 4 October – Thu, 10 October 2024

Take part in an online virtual space mission from former NASA astronaut, Dr Gregory Chamitoff! We are looking for young space explorers in years 7 and 8 to participate!

  • Conduct virtual space missions
  • Learn from astronauts, engineers and scientists
  • Design spacecraft and fly to other worlds
  • Build a sustainable habitat using local resources
  • Experience spacewalking and explore planets
  • Compete for the best mission design

How to enter

Have you always been interested in space? Do you drive everyone crazy asking for space Lego kits for your birthday? Do your friends roll their eyes when you come up with random space facts in conversations?

Send us a short 2 min video telling us why YOU want to be a part of the mission and about your interest in space!

Entries close 4th September 2024


Thank you so much for running this program, and for giving my son the opportunity to be a part of this. It has sparked a real fire in his belly to plan his future in space, and dreams of working for NASA. It had been wonderful to watch him be so passionate and involved. We are so grateful he was selected to be a part of the challenge!

Global Space Challenge Scholarship


Very grateful to have been given this opportunity! My daughter has a massive love of learning so to have kept her busy and intrigued nourishing her mind all week is something we are very grateful for! Was so interesting to hear this space industry will be expanding into Australia in the coming years so it’s amazing to start gathering these kids into this field now”

Global Space Challenge Scholarship
    1. 1. All entries will be judged on creativity and originality. The work should be solely of the entrant.
    1. 2. All entries remain the property of One Giant Leap Australia and may be used for promotional and media purposes.
    1. 3. Entries that are longer than 2 minutes may be disqualified.
    1. 4. Each student may only submit one entry.
    1. 5. All communication will be conducted between One Giant Leap Australia and the student’s parents/guardians.
    1. 6. Entry to the opportunity begins at midnight AEST on the 3rd August and closes at midnight 4th September 2024
    1. 7. Selected participants will be advised by 13th September 2023
    1. 8. The selection will be made by a panel of international space community leaders. The decisions made by the panel are final.
    1. 9. The position on the team is not transferable. This opportunity cannot be converted into cash.

What should I include in my 2 minute video?

Convince the panel why you should be selected for a place on the program. Tell us about what you know about space. What parts of space are you interested in? What are you good at in school? What are your greatest achievements? The panel wants to know your interests and your personality, so be creative and have fun making your video!

What is covered by the sponsorship?

Registration fees for enrolment in the Global Space Challenge, laptop hire (if needed), shirt, hat, notebook and bag.

Where will this event be held?


Will there be meals supplied?

Morning tea and lunch provisions are up to you. As the program is so busy, breaks are taken when your team decides. Going out for food is not really an option so it is preferable if you bring your food every day.

How do I know what is happening every day?

The program will start at 9:00am until 4.00pm. There is a review every day. A timetable will be provided.

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  • 8 GB RAM
  • 15 GB available on Hard Drive
  • Windows 10
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2023 Program Partners

University of Southern Queensland
Queensland Government
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So you want to sign up for the 2024 Challenge?

Fill in the Expression of Interest and we will be in contact about scholarships and other information!