We give young people the chance to experience space, science and engineering

The Galactic Challenge is free-to-enter, for all students aged 9 to 14 across the UK.

Could you design your own settlement in space?

“I’ve been involved in promoting science and engineering to the next generations for the past twenty years since graduating in mechanical engineering. I have rarely come across an event which so elegantly educates and inspires young people about what it is to be an engineer. I was genuinely shocked by the quantity of ideas the participants were able to produce.”


Dr Kerstyn Comley

Chair of Governors, Wapping High School

Become a company president, structural engineer, robot creator, design living quarters or develop a business spending plan. All within your own company set 70 years in the future… on a space settlement!


“I never knew I had so many ideas in my head.”

– Student, Bede’s School


“I really enjoyed being Head of Structures, it enabled me to take charge and I liked how I was responsible to connect with other Heads of Department”

– Henry Belk


“It was exciting to think about designing for the future rather than just thinking of ideas to help us as we live now and it presented new challenges as we had to think outside the box”

GC participant, 2017