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International Space Station Student Competition

Looking for a space-related project to engage students with and participate in the 2009 International Year of Astronomy? Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is pairing up with the International Year of Astronomy to provide a contest geared towards educating students about the largest international cooperation project in space today – the International Space Station (ISS). A panel of industry leaders will choose 3 winners, one from each of the following categories:

Elementary School (1 st -4 th grades or ages 6-10)

Middle School (5 th -8 th grades or ages 10-14)

High School (9 th -12 th grades or ages 14-18)


To submit an entry to SEDS-USA, please take photos in a standard image format (.jpg, .gif, etc.) from each side of the model, and up to 5 additional photos may be submitted showing off particular details that the contestants would like to be brought to the attention of the judges. E-mail the photos to Keri Bean at . If you must mail the photos or video on a CD, they must be received by November 15th. Contact Keri Hancock at for mailing details. A video showing the model will also be acceptable. The video must be no longer than 5 minutes and be submitted to a free video hosting website such as YouTube or e-mailed in a standard video format (.avi, .mov, .mpeg, etc.)

For more  information, view this more detailed form or contact Keri Bean at .



International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)