Applications are open for NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2020 – Apply Now

Last Updated : 06 Jan 2020
NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

The online registration begins for the NASA Space Settlement Contest 2020. Every year, the 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 2020 applicants to join the NSS 39th 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 2020 session, students get a change to join hands with the contest theme till 15th February 2020.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019 Latest Updates – The official results for the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2019 has been declared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Astonishing students of class 7th to 12th who have submitted their online applications for the contest can visit the official website to check and obtain the NASA Ames Contest 2019 result.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Feb 2020
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 18 Years
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 2020 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 2020. The annual contest is designed for all students studying up to 12th class. Candidates can participate in the competition in the form of individuals, small teams (of two to five), and large teams (of six to twelve) whose gonna be judged separately. Not more than 12 students on a single project can be entertained by the official body.

Submissions of the competition include Designs original research, models, essays, artwork, stories or any other orbital space settlement and related materials should be submitted. 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 2020:

The benefits under the fellowship program of NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2020 are as follows:

  • Participants get a chance to attend 39th NSS Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Arlington, VA 6 to 9 June 2020.

Quick Overview of NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2020:

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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

E-mail: [email protected]

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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 2020.


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 2020.
  • 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.

Note: There is a registration fee of $12, which every applicant needs to pay.

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 [email protected]

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.


Ananya Mukherjee
September 22, 2020
I am Ananya Mukherjee. I want to go to NASA please tell me the process of joining NASA for students. Please tell me.
Exams Planner
October 12, 2020
You must have US citizenship for joining NASA. After that, you can check out various programmes for joining.
Praveen prasad
May 28, 2020
sir iam studying electronis and communication engineering 3rd year .iam very interested in can i apply sir??
Exams Planner
June 2, 2020
You need to have US citizenship for joining NASA.
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May 3, 2020
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May 12, 2020
You need to have your own US citizenship.
April 20, 2020
I want to join nasa
Exams Planner
May 1, 2020
You need to have US citizenship to join NASA.
Divyanshi Trivedi
March 23, 2020
i am an architect from india. can i apply for NASA?
Exams Planner
April 6, 2020
Space Architects are required in NASA. So, check if you are eligible.
March 13, 2020
When will the results be announced
Exams Planner
March 14, 2020
Tentatively in August.
February 14, 2020
I am interested to the see Nasa I am happy
Uma maheswari
January 1, 2020
Is there any contest in 2020
Exams Planner
January 2, 2020
We will update the available information once confirmed from official sources regarding any upcoming new scholarship exam.
October 4, 2019
How the NASA is useful?
Exams Planner
October 11, 2019
NASA is an institute of international importance. It will help in knowing the latest technology and carrying the researches.
September 17, 2019
i also want to know that when will the exam held
Exams Planner
September 20, 2019
The exam dates are not announced yet.
September 8, 2019
I have a question when will the exam held Because I guess I am quite late to know about
Abhishek. V
August 31, 2019
I am very happy to join in nasa. I am studying 8th standard
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September 10, 2019
Wait for the next contest
Ghanshyam Kumar pandey
July 31, 2019
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, 2019
The application process is provided above in the article. Please check it.
Unnati Gupta
July 21, 2019
I love NASA I want to join entrance exam of NASA currently I am in x
Exams Planner
July 22, 2019
Check out the eligibility at NASA official website. US citizenship is a must for joining NASA.