INTERNATIONAL SPACE SETTLEMENT
SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN COMPETITIONS
SOUTH WEST USA
Space Settlement Design Competitions - also known as SSDC's, or SpaceSet - are a global engineering design competition.
Every year, thousands of students from across the globe participate in Regional Finals, for the opportunity to travel to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to compete in the International Space Settlement Design Competition.
InSimEd is proud to support SpaceSet events in the South Western United States.
SpaceSet competitions are set 50 years in the future, in a era when interplanetary colonization is being sponsored by an illustrious philanthropic organization - the Foundation Society.
Students form fictional aeronautical engineering companies, and are issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) from the Foundation Society to design the next space settlement in the solar system.
After forming their engineering company, students are tasked with completing key areas of the settlement design, and preparing a Proposal or Business Pitch (event-specific) for a judging panel of industry experts.
THE COMPETITION PROCESS
SpaceSet is separated into three distinct phases:
South-West Regional Finals: teams can register on this website to participate in the SW-SSDC Finals, held annually in the February/March timeframe.
International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC): The champion team from the SW-SSDC Regional Finals is chosen to participate at the prestigious ISSDC Finals, held annually at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
WHO CAN COMPETE?
Due to the the challenging nature of Space Set competitions, InSimEd can only accept students who are of high-school age (i.e. 14 - 18 years old).
The South-West Space Settlement Design Competition is open to students in the following states:
If you live outside these states, and want to participate, please contact InSimEd. There is a global network of SpaceSet providers, and we will be more than happy to connect you to your correct Region!
THE 2021 REGIONAL FINALS
The 2021 South-West Regional Finals are happening soon!
Details: Friday 19th - Sunday 21st February, 2021
Location: Virtual (using Zoom and Discord)
Cost: because of COVID-19, InSimEducation and AEC (our global partner) are waiving all costs for the 2021 event. It's free!!!
What Do You Need To Do?
1. Register below.
2. Be ready for a fun-filled, challenging, and awesome weekend!
If you have any questions, please contact us!