Outer space offers endless opportunities to explore, be inspired, and improve the human experience. Before long, space-faring machines, called spacecraft, could bring internet to the whole world, 3D-print replacement hearts in microgravity, and carry humans to Mars! The Spacecraft Club is your chance to join the action as a spacecraft engineer! Sign up for the Spacecraft Competition or volunteer with a Spacecraft Challenge team today!
No experience required. Get mentored by students who've honed their spacecraft-building skills. After three months, your spacecraft will be launched a thousand feet on a rocket! Winning spacecraft will record what it sees during flight and broadcast it to ground in real time. The top three teams will earn a cash prize! First place wins $200, second wins $100, and third $50! It's your time to become a space engineer. Find a teammate and learn more. Registration for 2019 is open.
Complete the Spacecraft Challenge and you're ready to take on greater challenges, including creating hardware for flight in outer space!
- Create a ground station and get a license to talk to satellites in space!
- Design a spacecraft navigation system and test it on an air bearing!
- Build a structure to withstand rocket vibration and test it on a vibration table!
Learn more here.
Completion of the Spacecraft Competition prior to Spacecraft Challenges is encouraged.
Image credits for competition icons (top to bottom): KickSat (used with permission), NASA, NASA, NASA.