2021 Competitions

In collaboration with Borderless Labs, JSRI has kicked off its first pilot analog study early this year in the desert of Wadi Rum. Space experts will be invited to join the team on this trip to Wadi Rum in October, 2021. With the ultimate goal of one day establishing an analog facility there in mind, JSRI hopes to start engaging people at an early stage with these educational competitions. The goal of those competitions is to foster space exploration efforts and research in Jordan.


Brief About Competitions

Spacesuit Design Competition

Spacesuit designs are a very important aspect of space exploration, allowing humans to explore environments we did not evolve to live in. They are a marvel of engineering, providing a self-contained habitat for human survival. Depending on the environment, different considerations are taken into account for the spacesuit design. Once humans start living and working on the Moon and Mars, new spacesuits will be required that are designed for those extreme environments.



Rover Design Competition

Participants in this competition will design a rover and ISRU payload and the finalists will build prototypes of their rovers and present them to the judges in Wadi Rum. Space experts will be invited to join us on this trip to Wadi Rum in October, where the finalists’ prototypes will be tested. With the ultimate goal of one day establishing an analog facility there in mind, JSRI hopes to start engaging people at an early stage with this educational competition. The mission of this competition is to foster space exploration efforts and research in Jordan.

Competitions Timeline - 2021