Base 11
$1M+ Space Challenge

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The Base 11 Space Challenge was launched in 2018 with the mission to award $1M+ to the first student-led rocketry team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. 

Space Challenge Update

Thank you to all who participated in the Base 11 Space Challenge! Although no winners were announced, we still welcome university rocketry teams to pursue this challenge. If you are involved in a student-led rocketry program and are interested in participating in the challenge, please contact our office via and please be sure to include in the subject line: Space Challenge Inquiry.

Teams who continue to pursue the challenge outcome will apply to Base 11 informing them of their intent to launch a rocket, built by a student led university rocketry team, at a specified time, date, and place.
Acknowledgment of Application:
Applications will be reviewed and acknowledged by Base 11 staff and will become an official entry upon written acknowledgement from the Base 11 President, after which the Base 11 team will construct a list of conditions for becoming a valid approved entry.
Conditional Entry:
Base 11 reserves the right to impose conditions on all entries that must be cleared prior to becoming a valid, approved, acknowledged entry. These conditions or limitation may include but will not be limited to:
  1.  Safety plan including range management
  2.  Measurement of Success – tracking
  3.  Range Management and rocket recovery
  4.  Verification of Financial Capabilities to properly conduct a launch
  5.  Verification that the rocket design and build were done by qualified students and teachers
  6.  Legal disclaimers
  7.  Base 11 reserves the right to cancel the contest at any time