Just Launched: US Dept. of Education’s Your Place in Space Program
The Your Place in Space Challenge is officially live! The challenge invites high schools to submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration. By participating in the challenge, students will see firsthand how their own skills and experiences connect to the space industry.
The U.S. Department of Education recently launched the Your Place in Space Challenge. This is the first challenge in CTE Momentum, an annual challenge series to prepare high school students for rewarding careers and increase access to career and technical education (CTE). The Your Place in Space Challenge invites high schools to submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration.
Teams may pursue designs of their choice or find inspiration from one of four suggested areas of exploration — covering topics such as space debris, the International Space Station, space travel, and the environment. Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2023. An independent judging panel will review submissions based on the challenge selection criteria and recommend up to 10 winners, who will each receive at least $5,000. The Department anticipates announcing the winners and launching the next annual challenge in early 2024.