International Air and Space Program 2014 Competition

AEXA invites you to join the 2nd edition of the International Air and Space Program. The topic this year will be a virtual mission to Mars, it will be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center from November 6th – 9th in Houston TX, US.

CATEGORIES


  • Middle and High School students
  • College/University students

 

REQUIREMENTS


  • For each category a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 members per team are required.
  • Participants must be currently attending Middle School, High School, or College/University.
  • 1 coach per team. It is possible for him (her) to coach several teams.
  • Full command of the English language.
  • Valid Passport and Visa during the competition dates (If required for your country of origin).
 
DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETITION

There are 3 stages:

1.    Training:

Students will receive special training in different categories at the Johnson Space Center to prepare for the mission.

Teams will be split according to the categories defined in the rules of procedure, within the different sections of the Mission Control Center.

2.    Mission:

Participants appointed as astronauts will be confined to the Mars habitat.

Each team will work together (launching the spaceship from Earth, landing on Mars, astronauts and robots exploring Mars).

3.    Competition:

The teams will be assessed based on their efficiency as per the scoring defined in the rules of procedure.

Finalists from each category will face an onsite surprise competition in which the students will apply all they have learned.

 
STREAMINGS

Participants will have access to Streamings (3 per month) related to different topics, which will be given by NASA’s experts for the purpose of providing all participants with the same level of knowledge by the time they join the competition.

Access to these streamings is free, you just need to join the IASP community.

 
AWARDS

The winning team will receive:

1st PLACE:

  • A Zero-G flight for each member of the team.
  • Microsoft Dreamspark Suite perpetual license (to activate it, a copy of the student’s id is required)
  • $ 5,000 USD in cash.

2nd PLACE Middle School – High School Category:

  • Microsoft Dreamspark Suite perpetual license (to activate it, a copy of the student’s id is required).
  • Flight tickets, admission tickets and travel expenses to attend the Johnson Space Center Summit 2015.

2nd PLACE University Category:

  • Microsoft Dreamspark Suite perpetual license (to activate it, a copy of the student’s id is required).
  • 100% coverage of registration fees for the students to participate in the International Air and Space Program 2015.

Additional Prize

  • During the streamings, students should design (digitally) a habitat model for Mars. During the competition in Houston, the winning design will be printed in 3D in plastic material by NASA (It is not mandatory to be physically present in Houston to be considered the winner. It will be shipped for free to the destination provided by the winner).
 
FEES & PAYMENT METHODS

Registration fees: 

  • $2,500.00 USD per student,
  • $1,530.00 USD per coach.

PAYMENT IN MEXICO

  1. Direct payment to IXE Bank account number: 1816111-1 on behalf of Aplicaciones Extraordinarias Aeroespaciales AEXA  S.A. de C.V.
  2. Payment through funds transfer with interbank code (CLABE): BANORTE 072180000181611114 (Aplicaciones Extraordinarias Aeroespaciales AEXA  S.A. de C.V.)

The Bank of Mexico will stipulate the exchange rate (FIX) if MXP are used to pay USD-denomination charges.

PAYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

  1. CHASE Account number 22271627 on behalf of AEXA Aerospace LLC.

 

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION


Please send an e-mail to guillermo@aexa.biz with your team’s information, name of all members and the name of the coach, name of your School/ club/ association and the category each member belongs to. Also, attach the payment receipt image to complete your registration.


DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETITION

There are 3 stages:

1.    Training:

Students will receive special training in different categories at the Johnson Space Center to prepare for the mission.

Teams will be split according to the categories defined in the rules of procedure, within the different sections of the Mission Control Center.

2.    Mission:

Participants appointed as astronauts will be confined to the Mars habitat.

Each team will work together (launching the spaceship from Earth, landing on Mars, astronauts and robots exploring Mars).

3.    Competition:

The teams will be assessed based on their efficiency as per the scoring defined in the rules of procedure.

Finalists from each category will face an onsite surprise competition in which the students will apply all they have learned.

 
STREAMINGS

Participants will have access to Streamings (3 per month) related to different topics, which will be given by NASA’s experts for the purpose of providing all participants with the same level of knowledge by the time they join the competition.

 
STREAMINGS

Participants will have access to Streamings (3 per month) related to different topics, which will be given by NASA’s experts for the purpose of providing all participants with the same level of knowledge by the time they join the competition.

 

Think of a project to colonize Mars