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NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest 2016

NASA Ames Research Center, San Jose State University, and the National Space Society (NSS) invite all students around the world up to 12th grade (18 years old) to participate in the 2016 edition of their annual Space Settlement Contest.

Submissions must relate to orbital settlements. Designs, original research, essays, stories, models, artwork or any other orbital space settlement related materials may be submitted.

The National Space Society (NSS) invites all 2016 contest participants to attend the NSS 35rd annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA 18-22 May, 2016.

The single highest scoring team or individual attending will receive the NSS Bruce M. Clark, Jr. Memorial Space Settlement Award for $5,000.

All participants will receive a NASA certificate. The best submission will be placed on the NASA Ames website.

Settlements may not be on a planet or moon and must be permanent, relatively self-sufficient homes, not temporary work camps.

Submissions must be made in hard copy.