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Reach for the Stars

Space Teams Academy gives students an incredible opportunity to participate in space exploration - virtually.  For teachers, you can customize and enhance your space curriculum with a NASA sponsored program that covers so many of the NGSS objectives. 

Imagine flying your own spacecraft to explore the Moon, Mars or even Jupiter's moon Ganymede.  View the rings of Saturn from the surface of Titan.  Conduct a search for life on Europa.  Design, build and explore with your friends, and help create the vision for humanity's future. 

As part of a 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 in order to sustain human life.

Lessons on topics ranging from planetary science to spacecraft systems, orbital mechanics to robotic exploration,  bring all aspects of space exploration to an understandable level for young students, who learn by doing and creating with these concepts themselves.  Artificial intelligence guides student teams as they master the engineering design process.

The outcome of this program is to inspire young explorers to pursue STEM subjects in school and ultimately enable them to join the international community of scientists and engineers working on the space frontier.


Space Teams Academy

Space Teams Academy provides a wide range of program options for individuals, classes, schools, clubs, STEM camps, and even worldwide competitions.

  • Self-Guided - Individual students can just sign up and GO!

  • Teacher-Guided - Schools, Teachers, Mentors can create an organizational account and add licenses and students as needed.  

  • Custom Live Programs and Events - STEM coordinators can organize in-person or live events including webcast support and guest speakers from Space Teams.  (Contact us at

Registration for Individuals or Schools/Organizations

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

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“The overall experience was amazing and the knowledge gained will be very useful for my future learning. It gave me insight into potential careers in the space industry and I am now thinking I could study either astrophysics or aeronautical engineering with the possibility of working for the Australian Space Agency or even NASA.” 

                - Chris Olde, Toronto High, 2021 International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge winner

"Thank you so much for providing this wonderful activity for students.I know our students  were thoroughly engaged throughout the activities and we were all very impressed and excited with the quality of the challenges presented, as well as expert and engaging guest speakers who no doubt, along with Dr. Chamitoff, provided much inspiration for all students attending."

                                              - Rob Barter, Head of Department – STEM, Newcastle Grammar School

"ThIs experience was definitely one of the best!!!! The cooperation across and within the teams was dynamic and priceless.  The vocabulary they gained and expressed was so incredible. Thank you very much for organizing this awesome competition! It was well worth it and I’m sure this is an experience that our students will share for the rest of their lives... Keep spreading the challenge. We need to expose our “Artemis Generation” with this degree of knowledge to be prepared for the upcoming future.  To infinity and beyond..."

                                                  - Belinda Guzman, Dean of Instruction, BISD

"First off, may I congratulate you and your team for staging an utterly first-class competition.
As the STEM competitions coordinator for my school, I have never seen such attention to detail, dedication, and diversity of content encompassed in a single competition. The SpaceCraft software platform that your team developed was a truly amazing design tool, especially with regard to the numerous facets of space exploration that it addressed;. My students were utterly engaged in optimizing the balance between the various parameters to achieve a success outcome. I’m sure you have inspired several new candidates for the astronaut corps!


             - Dave Bonzo, Lead Educator, STEM 9-12, St Philip’s Christian College (Newcastle Campus)

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