Experiment on the Moon
Student Competition

Purpose of the Mission

  • To encourage and empower students to develop, design and conduct scientific experiments

  • To increase awareness about space missions and space environment and its potential impact on humanity

Who is eligible?

The competition is open to any student from any country age 18 or older participating as an individual or as a team. Younger students can be a part of the team as long as at least two members are 18 or older.  Individual competitors and teams may originate from any country. No specific qualifications or expertise in the field is required. We encourage non-expert individuals and teams to compete and propose new ideas.

The Challenge

We are seeking ideas for experiments that support prospecting for resources that help support a sustained human presence on the Moon. Propose an idea for an experiment to be conducted on the moon. The experiment must fit within a container with maximum external dimensions of 100 x 100 x 100 mm and a total mass of 200 g. Please note that biological experiments are not allowed.

Why should you be excited about this competition?

  • Opportunity to learn how real scientists conduct their experiments

  • You can explore a topic that interests you and learn about the environment on the Moon

  • Learn how science experiments in space are conducted

  • Understand how physical and biological processes are differ on the surface of the Moon

  • The uniqueness of the Moon’s environment can enable the development of something new which is not possible to be developed on Earth

  • University Admissions departments love this! It’s also a great project to reference in job interviews