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NASA TechRise Student Challenge

NASA Techrise Student Challenge

About the Challenge 

The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites teams of sixth to 12th-grade students to design, build, and launch science and technology experiments on a high-altitude balloon or rocket-powered lander during the upcoming 2023/2024 school year.

NASA encourages public, private, and charter school students in all U.S. states and territories to form a team, brainstorm an experiment, and submit a TechRise proposal on or before Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

The 60 winning teams will each receive $1,500 to build their payloads and be awarded an assigned spot on a NASA-sponsored commercial high-altitude balloon flight or rocket-power lander.

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Winning teams will also receive technical support during the experiment build phase from Future Engineers advisors, who will help students learn the skills they need to turn their experiment idea into reality. No prior experience is required. The challenge offers hands-on insight into the design and test process used by NASA-supported researchers. It aims to inspire a deeper understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, surface features, and climate; space exploration; coding; electronics; and the value of test data.

New Deadline: Monday, Nov. 13, 2023

NASA is calling on middle and high school students across the country to submit experiment ideas for a high-altitude balloon or rocket-powered lander test flight in the third TechRise Student Challenge.


Sarah Mann
Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

For challenge questions and information, please contact: