International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC)

Following the National Final of the Australian Space Design Competition, Nathan Khoury, Thomas Reid and four students from Catherine McAuley were invited to join Mr Chris Hersey and his team from Patrician Brothers Blacktown to tour America, and take part in the International Space Settlement Design Competition. In a rapid week, our boys will experience Time Square in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and Universal Studios in Florida, before the ISSDC competition begins at the Kennedy Space Centre.  

The competition will involve fast-paced corporation-style collaboration in mixed teams from across the globe. 
While Nathan and Thomas were outstanding collaborators at the National level, they have been told that the International level of competition will be an entirely new level, hence their nervous excitement. 

You can follow the Westmead contingent of the Australian ISSDC Tour via Instagram @westmead_issdc 

We wish Nathan, Thomas and their Australian teammates an exciting trip! 


Above: Students from Patrician Brothers Blacktown, Catherine McAuley and Parramatta Marist High, preparing for their 2019 ISSDC Tour.  


Above: Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.