RMIT sponsors Space Teams Academy 2023

For more than a half-century, Space Exploration has been an inspirational force in our society toward the development and application of science and engineering. Space Teams Academy gives students an incredible opportunity to participate virtually in space exploration.

RMIT will select 32 young space adventurers to form teams and compete in Space Teams Academy. From 11th to 15th September, the eight teams will represent RMIT and complete this virtual space mission.

As part of an RMIT mission team, students will design spacecraft, navigate to another planet, land their vehicle, build a planetary habitat, and explore a new planet to find resources to sustain human life. Students will have lessons from subject matter experts including astronauts, scientists and engineers who are directly involved in ongoing missions. These topics range from planetary science to spacecraft systems, orbital mechanics to robotic exploration.

The selected RMIT young astronauts will have an additional audience with Professor Gregory Chamitoff where they can delve further into the world of space exploration.

If you wish to find out more about the Space Teams Academy please click here.

Space Teams Academy selection

Apply to be a team member to represent RMIT in the Space Teams Academy. The university is looking for 32 young space adventurers who are up to the challenge!

To be eligible to enter, participants must be a Victorian school student enrolled in an education institution or home schooling for Year 7 or Year 8.

Mission team members are required to attend RMIT for 5 days from 11th to 15th September, 2023.

All entries will be judged on creativity and originality. The work should be solely of the entrant.

All entries remain the property of One Giant Leap Australia and may be used for promotional and media purposes.

All submissions must be original work. Entries containing plagiarized or copyright material/music will be disqualified.

Entries that are longer than 2 minutes may be disqualified.

Each student may only submit one entry.

All communication will be conducted between One Giant Leap Australia and the student’s parents/guardians.

Computer Requirements

  • A CPU with at least 4 cores / 2.7 GHZ
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 15 GB available on Hard Drive
  • Windows 10
  • GPU Recommended

Mac computers not supported

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Information on how to enter forms part of the Conditions of Entry.

Entering this opportunity deems acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

Entry to the opportunity begins at midnight AEST on 27th February and closes at midnight AEST 30th July, 2023.

The selection will be made by a panel of international space community leaders. The decisions made by the panel are final.

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 one of 32 places on the program. 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?

What is covered by the sponsorship?

Registration fees for enrolment in the Space Teams Academy, shirt, notebook and bag.

Mentorship by RMIT University students.

A private team teleconference with Professor Gregory Chamitoff.

How do I get to the RMIT lab?

The responsibility of safely arriving and departing from RMIT technology lab is yours. Transport costs are to be borne by the participants.

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?

There is a review every day. You will be provided with a timetable.


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