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Global Space Challenge
Begins September 2023!

One Giant Leap Australia Foundation and Space Teams is proud to announce the ‘Global Space Challenge’. This six-day virtual space mission will provide teams with lessons focused on the technical knowledge and theoretical understanding that is required to make decisions, plan and conduct a successful space mission.

The young astronauts will then be able to apply their newfound knowledge within the simulations to design a mission to another planet within our solar system. Daily mission training will include a one-hour live tutorial with an expert on the day’s topic. Guidance will be given on how to complete the corresponding simulation activity.

Space Teams is a 6-day program (4 hours/day) and is open to Explorers ages 12 and up. The ideal team size is 2-4 students, although more could be on the same team. Explorers can register and select their own teams or be placed on a team automatically.

Registration for schools, classes, clubs, other organizations and individuals is opening soon and continues until September 18th, 2023.

Registration for
Individuals or Schools/Organizations
will be opening soon

Send Inquiries to

Online and Virtual


Location: Online

North/Central/South America

September 24-29, 2023

Time: 4pm-8pm PST (Los Angeles, CA)


September 25-30, 2023

Time: 10am-2pm  Australia (Sydney)

Price: $500 AUS, $295 US per young astronaut.

Competition Schedule

Program Topics & Details

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

You can participate any time of day in any time-zone (live webcasts/speakers are recorded).

Video Lessons are online and can be viewed any time.  They should be completed before the activity for each day.

All activities are performed using the SpaceCRAFT Mission Design software that is downloaded to your computer.  Whether doing an activity solo or with your team, you must have a good internet connection.


Direct verbal and text-chat communication with your team is available when using the software.  Team members can be together or collaborate remotely.  These activities can be done at any time throughout the week.  As your knowledge and skills improve your team will get higher scores.

The guest speaker each day is a live event.  For those who cannot make the scheduled time, these are available online for later viewing.

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