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2017 Odysseus Contest Madrid Regional Event

The 2017 Odysseus Contest Madrid Regional (Portugal, Spain and Bolivia) will take place from 25th to 28th June 2017, in Madrid, Spain

The Madrid Regional will gather the top Pioneers teams winners at the national stage, of the Odysseus Contest Cycle II, organized during 2016 – 2017 academic year.

The Odysseus national finalists from Portugal, Spain and Bolivia will enjoy four days, from 25th – 28th June 2017,  full of fun and space-related experiences. They will engaged in a space science challenge that enabled them to showcase their skills, knowledge and talent. Space mission simulations, astronaut training exercises, lectures about life in space and space industry were only a few of the programme activities. The national finalists also will visit the Lunar Museum, Madrid Deep Space NASA, Astrobiology Centre, INTA.

The contestants will present their projects in front of the Jury Panel, which will have a really hard task to select the Regional winners in both categories. The winners of the Madrid Regional, will be announced on 23rd June 2017, in the Madrid Regional Award Ceremony.

Madrid Programme
  • Sunday, 25th June
    • Arrival to Madrid – Welcome
    • Evening meal of welcome


  • Monday, 26th June
    • Welcome at INTA
    • Visit Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC Associated to the NASA Astrobiology Institute)
    • Visit INTA facilities (aeronautic & space)


  • Tuesday, 27th June
    • Visit Alcalá Henares (UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites)
    • Lunar Museum
    • Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (NASA)


  • Wednesday, 28th June
    • Semifinal Regional at LABINGE – INTA (INTA Engineers Laboratory)
    • Scientific lecture and visit Labinge facilities
    • The Pioneers Medal Award Ceremony
    • Farewell Lunch


Madrid Regional Event Jury Panel
Regional Winners