Applications are open for NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019 - Apply Now

Published on : 16 Jan 2019
NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

National Space Society (NSS) and NASA Ames Research Center invite meritorious contestant of 18 years old to participate in the annual summit of Space Settlement Contest arranged by NASA. The competition sets its range to the worldwide and guides students to join the competition individually or either in a team. Students need to develop a strategy which mentions the space settlements designs and its related materials. The first position holder either individual or a team will be honored a prize named as Herman Rubin Award which consist USD 5,000. Apart from this student of class 7th to 12th will get a NASA Certificate for their brilliant entry or contribution.  

The scholarship course invites all the 2019 applicants to join the NSS 38th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Arlington. The objective to run this fellowship scheme is to inspire thousands of young dynamic fellows and encourage them to bring the excitement of space settlement in front of the world. For the 2019 session, students get a chance to join hands with the contest theme till 15 Feb 2019.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Feb 2019
Class / Course Class 7, Class 8, Class 9, Class 10, Class 11, Class 12
Scholarship Type Skill Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Up to USD 5,000
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country All
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The National Space Society is an independent educational organization which works progressively in the track to up-lift the grassroots of a space-faring civilization. The NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019 is in a mission to promote the social values, economic standards, political chance, and technological aspects to expand the ethnicity of society.

More about the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest -

Students from all around the world are eligible to submit an entry for NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019. Submissions of the competition include Designs original research, models, essays, artwork, stories or any other orbital space settlement and related materials should be submitted. This time there is no entry fees for the scholars and all the applications will be submitted via online mode.

The contest will be divided into several categories as follows:

  • 7th grade and younger: individual, small group, large group
  • 8th grade: individual, small group, large group
  • 9th grade: individual, small group, large group
  • 10th grade: individual, small group, large group
  • 11th grade: individual, small group, large group
  • 12th grade: individual, small group, large group

Benefits of NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019:

The benefits under the fellowship program of NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019 are as follows:

  • The top scorers of the contest will win Herman Rubin Award of USD 5,000.
  • Apart from this, all the fellow contestants will be awarded a NASA Certificate and other various rewards.
  • Participants get a chance to attend 38th NSS Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Arlington, VA 6 to 9 June 2019.
  • The first rank holder will be attending and serve a proper oral presentation about the NASA Premises.
  • Also get an opportunity to meet most the important people who regulate the space development department.

Quick Overview of NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019:

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Complete Information


Offered By

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Co-sponsored By

National Space Society (NSS)


Scholarship name

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019


Available for

Class 7th to 12th from worldwide.


Age limit

Students up to 18 years of age


Scholarship Award

Scholarship allowance up to USD 5,000


Contact Details

National Space Society

P.O. Box 98106 Washington,

DC 20090-8106

Telephone: (202) 429-1600


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What are the Criteria of Eligibility for the Contest?

Read this article and know all the recent notifications and other valued information of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019. All the interested aspirants need to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria for the successful entry.


Descriptive Details


The contest offers a global platform for all the interested fellows

Educational Background

A participant must be a studying student of class 7th to class 12th from the recognized school across the world

Age Limit

An applicant must below the age group of 18 years old

Additional Details

  • A candidate must be participating either individually or in a team.
  • In a team, max 12 members are allowed to join hands for the competition.
  • Students need to submit a proper proposal for space settlement designs including Essays, Models, Orbital Space, Artwork, and related materials.  

Note: All the individuals and team students are judged separately by their capabilities and talent.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest - Process of Application

All the entries will be submitted only through digital mode. Track this method of application to secure your applicable seat.

Steps to Follow -

  • At an initial stage, nominees need to visit the authorized web portal of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019.
  • Now, Register yourself first and create a new account.
  • Fill the application form, and submit all the required documents.
  • After this submit your entry for the contest.

Documents Required to Submit:

All the enthralling students who want to attend the International Space Development Conference need to request for a Visa before the application process. If an invitation letter is required, the participants shall ask for it at

Rules and Regulations:

  1. The submissions must not be longer than 50 pages.
  2. The project file of the contest shouldn’t be larger than 24 MB.
  3. Plagiarism work will not be entertained.
  4. All the decisions taken by the judges will be considered as final.
  5. Contestants are responsible for all their traveling costs and conference expenses.
  6. The participants might use photographs from the web but they need to mention the source.
  7. Instructors, parents or mentors might assist the student by presenting relevant resources, suggesting minor edits and discussing core concepts, but the work itself must be entirely student produced.
  8. If the organizing committee will find any kind of copied or plagiarism work they immediately cancel the entry of the fellow contestant.


G.Jahnavi - October 4, 2019REPLY

How the NASA is useful?

Exams Planner - October 11, 2019REPLY

NASA is an institute of international importance. It will help in knowing the latest technology and carrying the researches.

prince - September 17, 2019REPLY

i also want to know that when will the exam held

Exams Planner - September 20, 2019REPLY

The exam dates are not announced yet.

ESHAHNUR ALAM ARA - September 8, 2019REPLY

I have a question when will the exam held Because I guess I am quite late to know about

Abhishek. V - August 31, 2019REPLY

I am very happy to join in nasa. I am studying 8th standard

Exams Planner - September 10, 2019REPLY

Wait for the next contest

Ghanshyam Kumar pandey - July 31, 2019REPLY

V nice contest for joining for nasa .my child is 6th class now but I would like to submit application for 2020 nasa Ames contest . child will also studying in 7th . Child is also interested in space and nature . PL tell me the process how to fill up form for nasa contest

Exams Planner - August 2, 2019REPLY

The application process is provided above in the article. Please check it.

Unnati Gupta - July 21, 2019REPLY

I love NASA I want to join entrance exam of NASA currently I am in x

Exams Planner - July 22, 2019REPLY

Check out the eligibility at NASA official website. US citizenship is a must for joining NASA.