NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2010 Results

This year we received 434 submissions from 1,043 students sponsored by 113 teachers. Entries came from 14 countries: Bulgaria, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uruguay. U.S. entries were received from 10 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Important: All contestants, their families, and teachers are invited to attend the International Space Development Conference (ISDC - If you are a contestant and plan to attend ISDC, please contact to determine if you will give an oral presentation or poster.


Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winning submissions for 2010 Space Settlement Contest went to a Large Group of 14 students (9-12 grade) from Durango High School in Colorado, United States. The Durango Aerospace Design Team created Aresam [10 MB PDF] under the instruction of Mr. Daniel Gamer.

Bruce Clark Memorial Scholarship

Prateeksha Das, Ispat English Medium School, Odisha, India's entry "Paradise Reclaimed" won the inaugural Bruce Clark Memorial scholarship which goes to the top individual entry.

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Honorable Mention


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers who assisted students with the contest.


Special thanks to Ruth Globus, the Contractors Council and San Jose State University Foundation at NASA Ames Research Center for supporting this eduational activity.

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