Australian Virtual Astronaut (AVA) Challenge

Complete a 9-week STEM design sprint based on challenges facing NASA’s Artemis and the Australian space industry. AVA teams will choose from a set of four scenarios and design a solution presented in the form of either a 90 second video pitch or poster. A number of teams will then be selected to pitch their ideas at the Young Space Explorers event on 2nd December in Sydney!

– Earth Observation: Milo Institute – The University of Arizona
– Robotics: Trailblazer – The Australian Space Agency
– Home on the Moon: Aldrin Family Foundation
– Growing Food in Space:

Key Dates: August 29 – December 2, 2022

Monday Aug 29, 2022 12:30 PM AEST: Challenge begins with live webinar (Recordings Here)
Wednesday Oct 12, 2022 12:30 PM AEST: Mid-challenge webinar
Friday Nov 11, 2022: Submission date for poster or video
Friday Dec 2, 2022: Young Space Explorer event
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra

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Key Information to Teachers on Delivery
This program has been designed to be delivered flexibly. Therefore teachers can use as much or as little of the materials as they wish. It could be finished in a couple of lessons or over a number of weeks.

Register your class
Be quick to register and secure your young astronauts’ place in this exciting challenge. Teachers register to get your unique webinar link.

AVA2022 Website