Semifinalists have been announced!
Finalists will be posted on September 16

YOUR CHALLENGE IS TO DESIGN A SPACE CONTAINER

If you are a K-12 Student in the United States, your challenge is to create a digital 3D model of a container for space. Astronauts need containers of all kinds - from advanced containers that can study fruit flies to simple containers that collect Mars rocks or store an astronaut’s food. The ability to 3D print containers in space - on demand - will let humans venture farther into space. That's why we are challenging students to start designing for space now. It could be a container designed for zero-gravity on the International Space Station, or a container designed for future astronauts on Mars or beyond! Space is a big place, but your imagination is even bigger. Good luck!

ABOUT SPACE CONTAINERS

CHALLENGE VIDEO

3D MODELING CONCEPTS

Program dates

Program Launch

12

May

Entries Close

02

August

Ten Semifinalists Announced

02

September

Four Finalists Announced

16

September

Finalist Interview

30

September

Winners Announced

07

October

JUDGING CRITERIA

JUNIOR CRITERIA

30

Points

Innovation and Creativity of the Solution

30

Points

Container’s ability to advance human space exploration

20

Points

Ability to communicate the design through the text description and/or finalist interview

20

Points

Quality of the 3D Model and compliance with the DESIGN GUIDELINES (Refer to Junior Section)

TEEN CRITERIA

30

Points

Innovation and Creativity of the Solution

30

Points

Container’s ability to advance human space exploration

20

Points

Ability to communicate the design through the text description and/or finalist interview

20

Points

Quality of the 3D Model and compliance with the DESIGN GUIDELINES (Refer to Teen Section)

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tomorrows innovators

Future Engineers is an education platform that hosts and develops design challenges for young innovators. We are delighted to host the 3D Printing in Space Challenges powered by the ASME Foundation. On September 21st, NASA launched the first-ever Zero-G 3D Printer (built by Made In Space) to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-4. To celebrate the launch of this 'In Space Manufacturing' revolution, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and NASA partnered together to develop a series of 3D Space Challenges focused on solving real-world space exploration problems. Students can submit 3D models directly to the site for a chance to win out-of-this-world prizes!

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