Throughout the open submissions period, teachers led student teams to develop ideas and submit designs. Submissions were due October 30, with judging and winner selection following. Up to 10 winners will be selected and announced in early 2024.

Challenge launch

March 21, 2023
Teachers learn about the challenge, and prepare to assemble teams and incorporate relevant material into their classroom.

Virtual information session

May 10, 2023
The U.S. Department of Education and the Your Place in Space Challenge team held a virtual information session to share more about the challenge and answer questions.

Submissions open

March - October 2023
Teams work on submissions.

Submissions close

October 30, 2023
Submissions close on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
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Judging begins

November 2023
Judges review submissions and assign scores based on the selection criteria.

Winner announcement

Early 2024
Up to 10 winners receive at least $5,000 each and in-kind prizes.