Feb 14, 2019

International Space Settlement Design Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • China, Worldwide
Multiple Competition


The International Space Settlement Design Competition, more commonly known as "Spaceset" or "I-SSDC", is an annual competition founded by Anita Gale and Dick Edwards, and is supported by NASA.

The competition targets high school students and recreates the experience of working on an aerospace company's proposal team.

The teams are asked to envision space colonies in accordance to an RFP (Request for Proposal).

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Prizes will be awarded in the preliminary, regional and final competitions:

1)preliminary:first place,second place,third place
2)regional and final competitions: champion,runner-up,best leader,best respondent

Participation Cost


1400 RMB per team

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Contestants will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and innovative abilities in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, business, life sciences and the arts.

Written in English, the plan covers six parts, including outline design, structural design, infrastructure and operation, human settlement and safety, automation and service, and commercial development, and fully describes the design and construction process of a space city

Time Commitment


1) one-week training in Beijing
2) two months to complete the project, including writing the paper

Application Deadline

Registration for 2020-2021 is currently open

Application Process Includes

register online