The Kerbal Rocketry Challenge

Ready for a new aerospace adventure? We  partnered with Private Division, publishers of the hit astrophysics and aerospace video game, Kerbal Space Program, to bring you a new virtual contest with $6,000 in prizes.

This year’s Kerbal Rocketry Challenge has concluded. Click here to see the results from the competition

Check out the Results

First Place: Boy Scouts Crew 641, Newcastle, WA

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Kerbal Rocketry Challenge!
Click here to view the rest of the results.

A New Kind of Rocket Contest

The Kerbal Rocketry Challenge puts you and your team at the helm of a new aerospace company, tasked with recreating one of our world’s greatest achievements: a crewed lunar landing.  You’ll receive a “fixed-price” contract to make it to the “mun” and back.

Using the game’s realistic orbital physics engine, you and your team will receive free copies of Kerbal Space Program to run the most efficient (and successful, of course) mission.

Only teams registered to compete in the 2020 American Rocketry Challenge are eligible to receive a copy of the game and compete in the Kerbal Rocketry Challenge.

  • 07.13.20

    Registration Opens

    Visit the Rocket Contest Portal to register and receive your copy of Kerbal Space Program.

  • 07.19.20

    Registration Closes

    Your last chance to receive your FREE COPY of Kerbal Space Program and register to compete in the virtual contest!

  • 07.27.20

    Go for Launch!

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN. Check your email for your copy of the game and the official contest rules. If you’re an aerospace genius and compete the mission in a day, you can submit your entry in the Rocket Contest Portal.

  • 08.09.20

    Final Day for Submissions

    All missions have a deadline. The Kerbal Rocketry Challenge’s is August 9, so be sure to submit your entry in the Rocket Contest portal.

  • 08.17.20

    Awards Ceremony

    By now you’ve launched to the “mun” and are eager to land on other distant planets. But first, let’s find out if your team ran the most successful rocketry program.

    Click here to register for the awards ceremony.

Thanks to our 2020 American Rocketry Challenge Sponsors

Register Now to Compete in the Kerbal Rocketry Challenge!

Registration closes Sunday, July 19 at 11:59PM EDT. Sign up to compete before it’s too late!

Submit Your Registration