CSA’s Space Brain Hack – Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS)

Take Part in the Canadian Space Agency's Space Brain Hack

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

The Canadian Space Agency is looking for young Canadians in Grades 6 to 12 to come up with new and creative solutions to the challenges of future space exploration.

The Space Brain Hack is an annual learning initiative open to schools, youth organizations, science centres or youth at home in Canada, and it will explore a new theme each year. For this first edition, the theme to tackle relates to astronauts’ mental health. Pulling from your own experience of isolation during the pandemic, think of how we can help them maintain their well-being on the long-duration and long-distance missions coming up. How can they virtually escape from their stressful environment and stay in touch with their loved ones? As Canada and its collaborators prepare to send astronauts to the Moon, and eventually further into space, questions like these will become increasingly important.


Participants can submit their ideas until February 23, 2023 at 11:59 PT. A selection committee will evaluate submissions, and winners will be announced in May 2023. Please visit the Space Brain Hack webpage and watch this video to learn more about the challenge and the prizes to win! 

The CSA can’t wait to see what ideas you will imagine!