NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2011 Results

This year we received 355 submissions from 1078 students sponsored by 114 teachers. Entries came from 14 countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Romania, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. U.S. entries were received from 14 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.

If you are planning to attend ISDC 2011, please see the ISDC Space Settlement Students Web Site.


Grand Prize

The Grand Prize for the 2011 Space Settlement Contest went to a team of 7 students (11-12 grade), Gaurav Kumar, Deepak Talwar, Harman Jot Singh Walia, Mahiyal B. Singh, Kaenat Seth, Ishaan Mehta, and Navdeep Singh Makkar, from Punjab, India for creating the Hyperion Space Settlement [11 MB PDF]. A 5-minute video they created about their project is below.

Hyperion Space Settlement

First Prize

11-12 Grade First Prize

9-10 Grade First Prize

6-8 Grade First Prize

Specialty First Prize

Second Prize

11-12 Grade Second Prize

9-10 Grade Second Prize

6-8 Grade Second Prize

Specialty Second Prize

Third Prize

11-12 Grade Third Prize

9-10 Grade Third Prize

6-8 Grade Third Prize

Specialty Third Prize

Honorable Mention

11-12 Grade Honorable Mention

9-10 Grade Honorable Mention

6-8 Grade Honorable Mention

Specialty Honorable Mention


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


Special thanks to Dr. Ruth Globus, Al Globus, the Contractors Council and San Jose State University Foundation at NASA Ames Research Center for supporting the contest.

Space Settlement home page

Contest home page