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Larry Russell Kellogg



What comes after the International Space Station? Do we find that it is possible to build cities in space? Would you like to design one and are a student in high school?



Annual Space Settlement Contest. This annual contest is for 6-12th graders (11-18 years old) from anywhere in the world. Individuals, small teams of two to six, and large teams of seven or more (often whole classrooms with teacher leadership) may enter. Grades 6-9 and 10-12 are judged separately, except for the grand prize. Students develop space settlement designs and related materials. These are sent to NASA Ames for judgement. Due date is March 15, 2013 .


The Space Settlement Design Contest includes a division for artistic merit. Some of the submissions have been converted to jpegs and are available as thumbnails, quarter page and full screen images.


Space settlement is a unique concept for colonization beyond the Earth. While most thinking regarding the expansion of the human race outward into space has focused on the colonization of the surfaces of other planets, the space settlement concept suggests that planetary surfaces may not be the best location for extraterrestrial colonies.



The Space Settlement Institute A thnk tank dedicated to finding ways to make Space Settlement actually happen in our lifetimes.


Space Settlements - Ames mirror site hosted by National Space Society


International Space Settlement Design Competition






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