The U.S. Department of Education’s annual challenge series

Preparing high school students for rewarding careers and increasing access to career and technical education.

CTE Momentum challenges

Your Place in Space Challenge


Any career can be a space career — and career and technical education (CTE) programs already present a natural starting point for a space career.

The Your Place in Space Challenge connects the dots between the skills students build in CTE programs and the fulfilling careers they can have in the space industry.

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Announcing the series

At the 29th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) at Space Center Houston, the U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of CTE Momentum and the topic of the first challenge in the series, the Your Place in Space Challenge (expected to launch in early spring). Following the announcement, a panel discussion led by astronaut Megan McArthur explored the many exciting career pathways that lead to the space industry.

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