Applications for the 2019 Caltech Space Challenge will open in fall 2018.

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Reasons to apply

  • Participate in one of the top space challenges in the world
  • Work with colleagues who are finally up to your standards of excellence in science, engineering and other disciplines to tackle some of the toughest problems in space exploration today
  • Learn in a unique multidisciplinary environment consisting of students, faculty members and some of the sharpest minds in industry
  • Connect directly with some of the leading companies in the space industry and have your resume provided directly to them for hiring consideration


Undergraduate and graduate students from any nationality are eligible to apply.

Since a mission design involves a highly multidisciplinary work force, students from any discipline may apply. Disciplines include (but are not limited to):

  • Aerospace/Aeronautics/Space Systems
  • Geology and Planetary Sciences
  • Physics/Applied Physics
  • Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Applied Math
  • Business/Project Management
  • Computer Science/Software/Animations
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Graphic Design/Graphic Arts
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space Policy