News & Announcements

STRADO SPHERE from Norway tops the Odysseus contest for Non EU countries (April 3, 2013)

Strado Sphere team from Norway with the fascinating project of the miniature Stradovarious violin, which was sent to the stratosphere, is the winner of the Odysseus Contest for non-EU countries.  Congratulations to Jonathan Harbaak, Svein Eirik Haaland, Christopher Gundersen and to their coach Mr Per Veraas for their inspiring project. The Strado Sphere team will […]


ODYSSEUS contest winners announced (March 30, 2013)

We are excited to announce the winners of the Odysseus educational contest. The winners in each theme category are as follows: Solar system Theme: First Place: lLhost team from Slovakia, with the project “An Abundance Comparison and Distribution of C, S, O and noble gasses He, Ar and Ne in the Atmosphere of Jupiter” Team […]


Orion Innovative Modular Settlement project is the winner of public voting (March 25, 2013)

The “Orion Innovative Modular Settlement” project from Romania is the winning entry of the voting, by the Odysseus participants.  Second in votes came the project “Global moonbase. Giant leap for the humanity?” from Hungary and the third place is shared by the following three projects: “Progress in the development of a contactless manipulation method for […]


Finalists from the non-EU countries announced (March 19, 2013)

The finalists from the non-EU countries in the three theme categories are the following: A.      Solar System:  Team: Martian Cronicles, Belarus Project Title: On the Possible Consequences of the Fall of Phobos on Mars B.      Co-evolution of life:  Team: Kakrable, Belarus Project Title: Kakrable: the search for the life in the Solar system and beyond […]


National Finalists Announced (March 5, 2013)

The national finalists of the Odysseus educational contest were selected following the first round of judging from 106 entries from student teams around the European Union.  All submitted projects could be viewed in the Odysseus Library. The national finalists are listed below and they will now compete for the top prizes of the Odysseus contest.  […]


Extension of Submissions Deadline – The New Deadline is 15th of February 2013 (January 10, 2013)

Due to the large number of inquiries and the requests from prospect participants, we have further extended the deadline for registrations and submissions to the Odysseus Contest. The new deadline is midnight (CET), 15th February 2013, so there is plenty of time for all interested teams to complete registration and submit their project. Many thanks […]


Winning teams of the Odysseus contest will visit the European Astronaut Centre in Köln (November 13, 2012)

The European Space Agency is actively supporting the Odysseus contest and is providing to the winning teams of the Odysseus contest the opportunity to visit the training centre of ESA’s astronauts in Köln, Germany. The winning teams of each theme category, plus the most favourable team of the participants’ voting, will be given a guided […]


New forum discussion: A teacher’s diary (October 29, 2012)

Α new forum discussion   aims to help coach-teachers more actively in working with their students. The idea is to give useful tips on the progress of projects one a weekly basis. The discussion is also available in Greek, French and Dutch.


Supportive materials for educators (September 30, 2012)

In order to support the coach-teachers in guiding their student as effectively as possible, the organizers of the Odysseus contest now offer you a guide entitled “Supportive materials for educators”. This guide includes a detailed presentation of the Inquiry Bases Science Education (IBSE) teaching approach and it presents how this approach maybe combine with the Resources […]


Odysseus Handbook on Career Path in Space available for download (July 30, 2012)

The student handbook on Career Path in Space is available in the Odysseus Library ( for your usage. The handbook has been written for young students contemplating a career in the space industry.  It provides some information on how to prepare for – and what to expect from – a career in space and it […]