Throughout the open submissions period, teachers led student teams to develop ideas and submit designs. Submissions were due October 30, followed by judging and winner selection. Eight winning teams were selected and announced in February 2024.

Challenge launch

March 21, 2023
Teachers learned 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 hosted a virtual information session to share more about the challenge and answer questions.

Submissions open

March - October 2023
Teams worked on submissions.

Submissions close

October 30, 2023
Submissions closed on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Judging begins

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

February 27, 2024
Eight winning teams received $6,250 each and in-kind prizes.
Meet the winners of the Your Place in Space Challenge!