The International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge

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. The International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge gives students an incredible opportunity to participate virtually in space exploration.
RMIT has selected their inaugural 16 young astronauts. From July 4th to 9th, the four teams will represent RMIT and compete on the global stage in 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 as they compete with other teams for the best mission design. 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 after the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge where they can delve further into the world of space exploration.

If you wish to find out more about the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge please click here.

Apply to be a team member to represent RMIT in the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration 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 6 days from 4th to 9th July, 2022.

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.

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 20th May 2022 and closes at midnight AEST 17th June, 2022.

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 is covered by the sponsorship?

Registration fees for enrolment in the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge. ($500)

Mentorship by RMIT University students.

A private team teleconference with Professor Gregory Chamitoff.

How do I get to 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. There is also a link on the website that details what is going to happen for the whole course.

Registration is closed