Student Astronaut Challenge 2021


The Student Astronaut Challenge team hopes and prays that all are safe, well and enduring the quarantine with minimal effects. 

While our team cannot predict if the nation will be fully open in time for the 2021 Student Astronaut Challenge (SAC 2021) due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we do want to be proactive and publish our SAC 2020-2021 events calendar. This will provide schools the requisite information needed to be ready for the upcoming SAC 2021 Competition in the event we can move forward with a full in-person competition at the Kennedy Space Center. 

July 2020New student Run-off Competition text book will be posted.

  • Refer to the Reference Material>Run-off Competition section and download the 2020 Student Manual.

August 3 – September 20, 2020 – Run-off Competition registration.

  • The registration link will be active from 12:01 A.M. 8/3/2020 to 11:59 P.M. 9/20/2020.

September 26, 2020 (Saturday) – Run-off Competition. 

  • The competition locations will be posted at a later date.

October 3, 2020 – Run-off Competition results. 

  • The winning teams will be notified by email and the complete results will be posted on the website. 

October 23-25, 2020 – Coach Training.

  • Coach training will be held at the Florida State University Schools, 3000 School House Road, Tallahassee, FL.

February 1-6, 2021 – SAC 2021 Competition at the Kennedy Space Center.

  • Monday, Feb 1 - Wednesday, Feb 3 - Middle School competition.
  • Thursday, Feb 4 - Saturday, Feb 6 - High School competition.  


Student Astronaut Challenge

Competition Space Flight Simulator

Simulator Introduction Video

Competition Event Directory


Space Flight Simulation Challenge

  • Information
  • Resources 
  • Documentation
  • Software


Landing Simulation Challenge

Information and Documentation


Aerospace Engineering Challenge

Information and Documentation


Space Science Design Challenge

Information and Documentation

Contact Us

For Administrative Questions

For Event Specific Questions

If you have questions regarding individual events, please navigate to the event page. 

Mailing address for correspondence and payments

Student Astronaut Challenge

3551 Blairstone Road

Suite 128-103 

Tallahassee, FL  32301