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Base 11 Space Challenge

Base 11 Space Challenge

The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1M+ prize for the first student-led team to design, build and launch a liquid-fueled rocket to space. Read Overview...
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Are you ready to launch to space?

 

The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1M + prize for a student-led team to design, build and launch a liquid-propelled, single stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021.
 

 

The future of the economy resides in space and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors.  Indeed, the global space industry is projected to top $3 trillion dollars in the next 30 years, and the White House has re-launched the National Space Council to help accelerate commercial space exploration.  Many posit that efficient and affordable space travel is essential to the human race. But the number one resource needed to support the space industry is human capital. The current aerospace talent pipeline is in crisis.

We want to dramatically increase and empower the STEM talent in the United States, and we believe you are the solution.

The Base 11 Space Challenge will motivate universities to bolster their rocketry programs and to empower students to learn far more than the theory of liquid propulsion systems by providing access to critical resources and to world-class experts.  Students will acquire expertise in rocket safety, learn how to navigate flight regulations, and develop the essential skills of teamwork and innovation that are most in demand by forward-looking companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Google, Virgin Galactic, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Dassault Systèmes, and Boeing. Teams will be encouraged to conduct outreach and provide mentorship to community college and high school students to better develop the STEM talent pipeline that includes women and ethnicities traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

Teams that participate in this Challenge will gain real-world experience in engineering, prototyping, testing, failure analysis, data management, teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. Additionally, team members are guaranteed interviews with at least one corporate partner.

Base 11 has teamed with Dassault Systèmes, who will offer their 3D design and simulation software to university teams free of charge and will waive fees for student team members to earn industry-recognized SOLIDWORKS and Catia certifications.  

 

* The Base 11 Space Challenge is sponsored by National Rocketry League, LLC, a subsidiary of Base 11.

 

Base 11 is a nonprofit workforce and entrepreneur development company on a mission to solve one of the country’s biggest problems: The growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent crisis fueled by the underrepresentation of women and ethnic minorities. Together with our partners, we are leading the STEM Revolution.

Our most revolutionary idea is this: that by fostering collaboration between forward-looking industry veterans and passionate, persistent students from high schools and colleges, we can transform high-potential, low-resource college and high school students into the STEM talent that industry so desperately needs. And in the process, we can transform lives and build a sustainable middle class for ALL Americans.

So what are you waiting for? Join the STEM Revolution.

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Fundraising Webinar Available to Replay

Dec. 13, 2018, 7:27 a.m. PST by Christine Byrd

Missed the webinar about raising money and gifts in kind for your team? No worries, it's available to replay now:

 

Looking for other webinars you may have missed?  You can find them here.  While you're there, why not subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss anything?

 


Recent Webinars Now Available Online

Dec. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m. PST by Christine Byrd

In case you missed them, our recent webinars are now available on YouTube for you to replay anytime.

Webinar: 3DEXPERIENCE for Base 11 Space Challenge Teams

 

Webinar: Outreach for Base 11 Space Challenge Teams

 

Looking for the webinar we did about fundraising? It will also be posted online soon!

 


In 1 hour, discover the 3DEXPERIENCE

Dec. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. PST by Christine Byrd

Join us in one hour to ask questions and find out how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help your team succeed in the Base 11 Space Challenge. Click here to register.

3DEXPERIENCE platform for Space Challenge Teams

December 10, 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a closer look at the 3DEXPERIENCE platform available to Base 11 Space Challenge teams. The platform includes simulation, project management, and CAD software that global companies rely upon in a wide range of industries including aerospace and automotive. You'll hear directly from leaders of Dassault Systemes -- the company behind Solidworks and CATIA -- about the platform and the dashboard they've prepared exclusively for Base 11 Space Challenge teams. They will also share next steps for getting your team access to the platform.


Get fundraising tips from other teams in 1 hour!

Dec. 7, 2018, 9 a.m. PST by Christine Byrd

In one hour, Base 11 Space Challenge teams will be sharing examples of successful fundraising for their rocketry teams. It's not too late to join and ask your questions. Click here to register.

 

And remember to register for Monday's webinar with Dassault Systemes. Details below ....

 

3DEXPERIENCE platform for Space Challenge Teams

December 10, 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a closer look at the 3DEXPERIENCE platform available to Base 11 Space Challenge teams. The platform includes simulation, project management, and CAD software that global companies rely upon in a wide range of industries including aerospace and automotive. You'll hear directly from leaders of Dassault Systemes -- the company behind Solidworks and CATIA -- about the platform and the dashboard they've prepared exclusively for Base 11 Space Challenge teams. They will also share next steps for getting your team access to the platform. Click here to register.


Upcoming Webinars: Fundraising and 3DEXPERIENCE

Dec. 6, 2018, 10:19 a.m. PST by Christine Byrd

Fri., 12/7, teams share fundraising tips and Mon., 12/10, Dassault will tell you how to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. If you haven't already, register now!

 

Fundraising for Your Space Challenge Team

Friday, Dec. 7, 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific

Fundraising will be critical to the success of your spaceshot. For this webinar, we've gathered several teams that have successfully raised cash and gifts in kind from companies, alumni, and friends. Sign up to hear what works for them, ask questions, and share your own experiences with fundraising. Click here to register.

 

3DEXPERIENCE platform for Space Challenge Teams

December 10, 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a closer look at the 3DEXPERIENCE platform available to Base 11 Space Challenge teams. The platform includes simulation, project management, and CAD software that global companies rely upon in a wide range of industries including aerospace and automotive. You'll hear directly from leaders of Dassault Systems -- the company behind Solidworks and CATIA -- about the platform and the dashboard they've prepared exclusively for Base 11 Space Challenge teams. They will also share next steps for getting your team access to the platform. Click here to register.


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