ANGLeS Challenge (2018–2019)

About the ANGLeS Challenge

The Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge is a national challenge celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by giving students the chance to recreate the landing using drones and robots, focusing on making it accessible for underrepresented and underserved communities.

Regional challenge hubs

A total of 15 hubs create a network of regional challenges across the continental United States. Each Regional Challenge Hub will hold its final event July 15–20, 2019 — the 50th anniversary week of the Apollo 11 mission.

Challenge timeline & event calendar

This page provides a quick timeline of important deadlines and milestones for the ANGLeS Challenge, as well as a full calendar of the regional hub final challenge events in July.


The ANGLeS Challenge has a multi-step registration process. Please review the instructions carefully! The registration deadline has been extended to April 15, 2019.


The grand prize to the top team from most Regional Challenge Hubs is a trip to a NASA center in August 2019! All teams who register and participate in the ANGLeS Challenge will receive a NASA certificate of participation.


Safety is of critical importance when running the ANGLeS Challenge. Please review this page and the additional safety material in the Official Manual.


Supplies for the ANGLeS Challenge may be available for a discount. Contact NESSP to inquire.


The ANGLeS Challenge is growing and reaching more students across the country thanks to the support from our sponsors.