NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest

NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2018

NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest

NSS and NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Watch this space for contest news. Note the following:

* Starting in 2018, entries are due on 15 February.

* We will no longer replace 2017 or earlier certificates that are missing or have problems.

* The address to send 2018 projects to has changed. The room number is now 269. See below for complete address.

* Distribution of certificates will change next year. See below.

* We may change other some aspects of the contest. In particular, the Bruce M. Clark award. Watch this web page.

* In 2019 we hope to go electronic, no more paper submissions. Stay tuned to this web site.


This annual contest, co-operated by NASA Ames Research Center, San Jose State University, and the National Space Society (NSS), is for all students up to 12th grade (18 years old) from anywhere in the world. Individuals, small teams of two to five, and large teams of six or more are judged separately. Entries are also grouped by age/grade of the oldest contestant for judging. The age groups are 7th and under, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The grand prize is awarded to the best entry regardless of contestant age. Students develop space settlement designs and related materials. These are sent to NASA Ames for judgement. Submissions must be received by February 15.


Send a hard copy of your entry and two hard copies of a filled out entry form (one firmly attached to your entry and the other loosely attached, perhaps with a paper clip) to:

NASA Ames Research Center

Al Globus/Mail Stop 262-4 or

Lauren Claudatos/Mail Stop 262-4

Bldg. 262, Rm. 269 Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


Entries must arrive by February 15.

If your courier service needs a street address, use 'Allen Rd'.

NOTE: we do not send verification that entries have been received. Please don't ask for one. If you want to know if the entry has arrived, use a service that requires a signature.

Teachers using the contest in their class should submit all projects together. Note: electronic submission is not allowed, only hard copy.

For more details & Contest prizes and certificates, Rules, Plagiarism Resources and Tips, Submission please refer the Website : NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest

NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest FAQ :

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest Entry Form :


NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest