Malaysian Space Settlement Design Competition (MSSDC)

From Left: Hozay, Aswad & Haizam outside the CREATE building.
Seen behind with a mock-up capsule of the Soyuz TMA-11

Saturday, 1st November 2008 Create Building, Subang – The day began with each student giving a presentation of their computer project to everyone. Sam Gibbs gave constructive comments before the certificates were awarded to the students for successfully completing the KidzCAD (Computer-aided design) course organized by Aerospace Education Sdn Bhd. The KidzCAD programme will equip students with the knowledge of computer programming and design at an early age.

Sam Gibbs giving guidance to the students

A student giving a presentation

The KidzCAD cerificates

Soon after, the Malaysian Space Settlement Design Competition (MSSDC) was officially launched. As an introduction the MSSDC is a competition where a team consisting of 12 members aged between 14 to 16 years old will respond to a RFP (Request for Proposal) to design a space colony for a population of 10,000 people. The space settlement must be a continuous orbiting facility with the ability for cargo transportation to and from the planet Mars.

The Robotic Centre in CREATE

Telescopes in CREATE

The winning team will qualify to compete in India for the ARSSDC (Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition) in January next year with the ambition to take part in the finals in the USA. The ISSDC (International Space Settlement Design Competition) will be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston in July 2009.

Harridon in the F-16 cockpit in CREATE

Association members in CREATE

For schools that are interested and require more information, kindly contact us: or (With the title MSSDC)

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