Become a virtual astronaut

Use creative problem solving and design thinking skills to help astronauts survive on the Moon in the Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge, an exciting learning program for Years 5-8 STEM enthusiasts and their teachers.

Comprising 6 x 1 hour weekly sessions delivered as home-learning lessons from Friday 8 October – Friday 12 November, this exciting STEM challenge is specifically suited to students studying STEM, Mandatory Technology, or for Primary Science and Technology lessons. 

Students will join a team of astronauts in creating a family home outpost on the Moon. They will be challenged to survive, thrive and solve the problems that astronauts face, including by conducting an experiment, designing a device or an environment that can help them grow food on the Moon.

Participating students will use the iSTEM engineering design thinking process to complete the challenge and present a video that showcases their solution at the end of the program.

Start your mission today!

Weekly missions will live stream from each Friday at 9:30am AEST for 6 weeks, starting Friday 8 October. Join your first mission briefing then. Be quick to register and secure your young astronauts’ place in this exciting challenge.

Educators leading this space themed challenge include guests from the Australian and international Space sectors, such as Ted Tagami who is the education chair for the International Space Station’s US National Lab, and many other space and STEM-education experts.

Learn more about the Australian Virtual Astronaut Challenge.