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Global Space Challenge 2024

October 4-10, 2024

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

Working as a team, you will learn the engineering design process, apply new skills, and run simulations to design a mission to another planet in our solar system. Daily mission training will include live events with space mission experts (astronauts, engineers and scientists). Lessons, tutorials and a built-in AI system will guide you on how to succeed in each of the design/simulation activities.

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 teachers can assign teams as desired.

Registration for schools, classes, clubs, other organizations and individuals is opening soon and continues until October 1st, 2024.

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Location: Online

North/Central/South America

October 4th-9th, 2024

Time: 5pm-9pm PST (Los Angeles, CA, USA)


October 5th-10th, 2024

Time: 10am-2pm  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

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 (Mac OS support coming soon)

  • GPU Recommended

Cool Space Prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each league (middle school and high school).  Students who complete all activities will receive an official Space Teams graduation certificate. 

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

Video Lessons are online and can be viewed any time.  The expert speakers are a live event each day, but recorded for anyone who misses them.  

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 physically together or collaborate remotely.  These activities can be done at any time throughout the week, and you can go back to improve your scores.  A live leaderboard shows you how your team is doing compared to other teams.  As your knowledge and skills improve your team will get higher scores.

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