The year is 2061.
HALLEY’S COMET has returned to the Solar System, and on it five brave scientists have landed.
But DISASTER has struck! Their ship has malfunctioned and cannot launch. With only four months of supplies, the crew are now stranded on a comet drifting further into space.
It is a race to the rescue! You are in charge of the world’s top SPACE RESCUE ORGANISATION, and you have heard the call for help...
How to Enter
Design a rescue mission to save the crew on Halley’s comet.
Show off your ideas for these three sections:
1. Tell us about your rescue organisation!
Design a space station in Earth orbit to be the headquarters for a rescue team.
- Choose the team's name and logo
- Show the main parts of the space station
Tip: Try to include at least two ideas that will help the team react to emergencies. (Here are some suggestions, but feel free to use your own: a control room, vehicle launch areas, or repair bays.)
2. You need specialist vehicles to perform a rescue!
Design a spacecraft to travel to Halley's Comet and rescue the crew.
- Show the main parts of the spacecraft
- Include the equipment needed for rescues
Tip: Try to include at least three ideas needed for a rescue mission. (Here are some suggestions, but feel free to use your own: spacesuits, medical bays, or tools for the rescue.)
3. How will you rescue the scientists?
Combine your ideas into a complete rescue mission.
- Show a storyboard for the main stages of the rescue
Tip: Start when the rescue team first finds out about the disaster, and finish when the crew are brought back.
Box of Extra Details
Here are some extra details about the scenario. If they are helpful, feel free to use them in your entry.
Halley’s Comet gets closest to Earth in June 2061.
Imagine that your ship is able to travel the 75 million kilometre journey in 2 months.
(You don’t need to worry about complicated orbit calculations!)
The Stranded Base
Here's a diagram of the stranded base. It has a similar design to a module from the International Space Station (ISS).
Key judging areas
The judging panel will look for these things in your entry:
Frequently Asked Questions
You can change the number of your people in your team, and there is no need to fill out the registration form again. Just let us know the new number of people when submitting your entry.