SIT Hackathon: Sustainability in Space Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this: Research and innovate solutions related to 3D printing technologies that can be used in Space. SIT Engineering Cluster, together with Singapore Science Centre and Neo Aeronautics Pte Ltd, is organising an exciting hackathon titled ‘How to Live in Space for 365 Days’ to encourage SIT students to come up with ideas that are out of this world. Real-life Space Missions Sci-Fi fans of the latest Netflix series The Silent Sea may enjoy ‘geeking out’ over the space technology and gadgets that Captain Han and his crew have access to. In real life, space missions may also require additional equipment when unforeseen circumstances occur. When the requirements are deemed mission critical, rockets must be launched to transport the relevant equipment to space. This is not only expensive but wasteful and inefficient. 3D Printing and Sustainability in the Space Sector These days, the capabilities and applications of 3D printing have grown – from small steps to giant leaps. Advanced 3D printing allows equipment, resources, and even food to be produced as needed. In the space sector, 3D printing technology can help reduce the need for excess equipment to be transported, doing away with wasteful rocket launches. This has an important impact because it would make space activities more sustainable. Watch this video of SIT’s President, Professor Chua Kee Chaing as he shares his views about space exploration and technologies. Remote video URL Event Highlights Call for Entries In the ‘How to Live in Space for 365 Days’ hackathon organised by SIT ENG, students can exercise their creativity and imaginations to dream up exciting ideas and prototypes for the space sector. Meet an Astronaut from NASA A key highlight of this hackathon is that the top 3 teams will have an opportunity to meet Jeff Williams, a NASA Astronaut who will be one of the judges at the event. Details of The Mission Mission Statement: Research and innovate solutions related to 3D printing technologies that can be used in Space STAGES DATES Submission details Stage 1: Initial Proposal Number of Teams: All Deadline: 21 Feb 2022 Results announcement: 28 Feb 2022 Round up your crew and work in teams of 3 to 5 members. Submit a 2-page proposal and a 5-minute video for the mission statements Stage 2: Proof of Concept Number of Teams: 10 Deadline: 5 Apr 2022 Results announcement: 2 May 2022 Mentors will be assigned to the 10 teams. Teams will have access to SIT’s RaPiD and Food Tech Labs. Prototyping budget: $500 Stage 3: Final Presentation Number of Teams: 5 Date: 6 Jun 2022 Five finalists compete for the top 3 places. The top 3 winning teams will get a cash prize of $500 while the 4th and 5th runner-up teams will be awarded $250 cash. If you are ready for your mission, get your crew together and sign up here Prizes The top 3 winning teams will get a cash prize of $500. 4th and 5th runner-up teams will be awarded $250 cash.