Event May 2 & 3, 2020: Mars City State Competition Workshop

NewSpace Chicago is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a team to enter this year’s Mars City State Competition hosted by the Mars Society. We will kick-off our team with a two-day virtual workshop, to be held on the weekend of May 2 and May 3. If you are interested, complete this registration form linked below:

NewSpace Chicago Mars City State Workshop Registration

Additional Information

The Mars City State Competition is an international contest for the best design plan of a Mars city state of 1,000,000 people. In scoring city state designs, points will be allocated on the following basis:

  • 30 points technical design: What engineering systems will be used? How will they work?
  • 30 points economic: How can the city state be made economically successful?
  • 20 points social/cultural/political:  What should Martian society be like? What kinds of schools, arts, sports and other activities should there be? How, given a fresh start, can life on Mars be made better than life on Earth? How should the city state govern itself?
  • 20 points aesthetic: How can the city state be made an attractive and enjoyable place to live?

If you or someone you know have any ideas on how to contribute, please encourage them to register for our workshop. The NewSpace Chicago team will need to submit a report of no more than 20 pages presenting our plan by no later than June 30, 2020. 

The top 20 papers will be published in a new book “Mars City States: New Societies for a New World.” The top 10 teams will be invited to present their plans to the judges in October 2020. The top 5 teams will have cash prizes of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, $2,500 for third, $1,000 for fourth and $500 for fifth. Any monetary awards will be split between the NewSpace Chicago and its team members.

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