The Space Science Design Challenge is a three part competition.
Part One - a physical design challenge to solve a specific space-related issue. Teams submit a typed design proposal due approximately 2 weeks before the finals competition and present their solution, including a prototype model, to a team of judges during the competition.
Part Two - mailbox design challenge to create a mailbox for a specific space-related theme as part of the Blue Origins "Post Cards into Space" clubs. The prototype will be constructed and used at their school and the mailed post cards will be flown on a Blue Origins flight and returned to the school for mailing. Teams will present their design proposal with photographs to a team of judges during the competition.
Part Three - patch design challenge to create a team flight patch related to a specific space-related theme. Teams will present a color drawing of their patch along with a their design description to a team of judges during the competition. The patch design will be judged based on NASA's mission flight patch criteria and its relevance to the theme.