The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university 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.
Annual competitions and milestone prizes will also be provided.
Milestone prizes will include
* design of the liquid-fuel rocket
* static testing of the engine,
* smaller pop-up innovation challenges to be announced.
The fully funded $1 million prize is for launching a rocket to the edge of space.
Over the next 10-years half of the qualified rocket engineers will retire. The first 5-7 years of a rocket engineer career are spent in on the job training to become productive.
This competition is part of building a pipeline of qualified rocketeers.
There are already 20 university teams working on liquid rockets.
Having a powerful new generation of rocket engineers will be vital to having humanity’s future in space.
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