Each purchase includes one Team Registration, one Soil Simulant Pack, and the PTMC Project Guide.
Need help funding your purchase of lunar or Martian simulant?
We are proud to partner with NASA Space Grant Consortiums in various states to support prospective teams in funding their projects.
If you and your team reside in SC, FL, MN, ID, VA, or NM, you can apply below for Space Grant support from your respective state. Please note that each state’s Space Grant Consortium has set aside an allotted amount to support the Plant the Moon Challenge. Not all applicants will be awarded the grant funding, but all are still welcome to participate in the Plant the Moon Challenge by registering and purchasing the simulant through our website. Space Grant funded teams will be required to sign an additional Commitment Form that confirms their full participation in the challenge.
The Institute of Competition Sciences and our partners at the CLASS Exolith Lab are excited to offer the Plant the Moon Challenge as a truly international scientific and competitive experience. We will attempt to ship simulants to you around the world, wherever you are. As the competitor and purchaser, you are responsible for any VAT, tariff, duty, taxes, handling fees, customs clearance charges, etc. required by your country for importing goods.
It is our suggestion that you do research beforehand regarding any additional charges and order simulant well in advance (3-4 weeks) of all deadlines to ensure that you can engage in the planned benchmarks of the Plant the Moon Challenge. Thank you for your engagement and understanding.