CalTech Space Challenge

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) mission – along with a CubeSat from Cal Poly -- lifts off from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 15. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

The Caltech Space Challenge brings together diverse students from around the world to the Caltech campus to participate in a week-long space mission design competition. Experts from NASA, industry, and academia mentor the student teams in designing their mission concept from scratch all the way to a final proposal. Students of all disciplines with a passion for space are encouraged to
apply for this incredible opportunity to gain real-world mission design experience!

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