The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) launched the Your Place in Space Challenge in March 2023. This is the first challenge in CTE Momentum, an annual challenge series to prepare high school students for rewarding careers and increase access to career and technical education (CTE). The Your Place in Space Challenge invites high schools to submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration.
- High schools are invited to submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration.
- To get started, students and teachers can read more about the challenge and explore the curated resources.
- Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2023.
- Winning teams will each receive $5,000 and earn in-kind prizes
The space industry is expected to triple in size over the next 30 years, offering fulfilling careers with higher-than-average wages. But without a skilled workforce, that vision will never become a reality. Any career can be a space career — and career and technical education (CTE) programs already present a natural starting point for a space career.
The Your Place in Space Challenge will connect the dots between the skills students build in CTE programs and the fulfilling careers they can have in the space industry.
Contact: Harrison Diskin
Senior Communications Associate