We’ve published the rules and guidelines for the 2011 NASA Make: Challenge, which invites makers to propose kits that high school students can build in their classrooms to explore a scientific, technical, or math concept by flying the kits on a suborbital rocket flight.

Proposals for the NASA Make: Challenge should be submitted electronically to [email protected] by midnight (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) April 30, 2011. To develop a successful proposal, please consult the rules and guidelines found at:


A submission to the NASA Make: Challenge will consist of two parts: (1) a written proposal describing the kit and (2) the project documentation described online at Make: Projects.

NOTE: The NASA Make: Challenge is open to all U.S. citizens. Proposers under the age of 18 must include the permission of a parent or guardian to participate.

Prize: The winner of the NASA Make: Challenge will win a trip to the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 21 & 22 where the winning project will be featured and the maker honored. The winning project will also be published in MAKE Magazine.

We are planning a webcast for the week of March 28. The webcast will be an opportunity to learn from experts about developing experiments that can fly in space. They will be available for questions as well.

For more information and to sign up for the mailing list, visit: 2011 NASA Make: Challenge.

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QTY7RGSRFP7UUVULGE53T7MWI Gregg

    Now there’s an idea. Eventually after the kids are done, open it to all participants in the Make areas of expertise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antti.salenius Antti Salenius

    I’m not in for the glory, besides, my suggestion is quite stupid.
    I was wondering, what doesn’t react wit matter, well granith, among other bedrocks.
    My idiotic idea is to cut plates of granith into various meseurments of thickness, and run some current through them(I know, granith is not a conducter) sealed in a led box Which should eleminate all other radiation and particals, if anti-matter hits the plates, it shoul show in the oskillator.It could be just the size of a mousetrap.
    aahh, that’s a stuped idea, please ignore it…
    But i’ll send it anyway, incase some one gets a better ide baced on this one…
    Sincerely Yours, Antti Salenius