The Semi-Finalists Are Here!

 

Sports In Space™

MORE CHALLENGING THAN ANYTHING ON EARTH

 

SpaceGames.tv

WHERE ASTROLETES® COMPETE

 

#InYourSpace

WITH SPACECASTERS
BROCK VEREEN
& VAN KOO

 

Equal Space™

ZERO GRAVITY GAME DEVELOPMENT

 

#SpaceCat ™

THE MEDICAL ALERT CAT

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Space Games Federation is the first organization to sanction competitive sports in zero and micro-gravity.

SGF is comprised of influential leaders and thinkers from the worlds of space, sports, and entertainment.

Meet Our Team

We’re making history by taking sports to space–but not without your help!

The Equal Space™ Challenge

Parabolic flights, the ISS, the Moon, Mars, and beyond! The possibilities are endless.

Viable Playing Fields

THE EQUAL SPACE CHALLENGE

Are you ready for Sports in Space?

We narrowed down hundreds of global submissions to the top “Sweet 16,” bringing us one step closer to launching the First Official Sport in Space.

Stay tuned as we gear up to announce our Semi-Finalists, who will be moving on to compete in the final round!

Learn More

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Space Games Federation® Announces Semi-Finalist Concepts for the First Original Sport in Space™

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Five Space Games from the Equal Space™ Challenge will proceed to the final round of judging by the Space Games Selection Council; the winner will be sanctioned to take flight…

CHALLENGE THE FUTURE OF SPORTS

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What will the sports of the future look like? You tell us!

“#ENERGY” Concept Submission

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Have a ball (a SOCKETT Ball) is when you take to the skies with this game idea.

“GRAVITY NINJAS” VISION QUEST

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Brock Vereen’s “Gravity Ninjas” gets blue-skied on the whiteboard with Dr. Vlada Stamenkovic and Van Koo. Are you tough enough for the rough stuff,   Game Description: Played in micro-gravity:…

July Newsletter ESPYs Red Carpet: Space + Sports Collided!

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Last year, Nature threw everything She had at us — hurricanes, fires, floods, and blizzards — and though our gravity base got shaken, we were also stirred to look on…

FROM ZERO-GRAVITY GOALPOSTS TO ROBOT RACING

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Hear inventor and avid International Space Station-watcher Liam Kennedy’s views on Zero-G sports already in play—and his thoughts on what lies ahead.

MEET THE “SWEET 16”

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Equal Space™ Challenge "Sweet 16" Selections The results of the 1st Equal Space™ Challenge are in—which of these 16 games will fly? Game Submissions

#CELEBUCAT BOLDLY GOES TO SPACE TECH EXPO

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SGF mascot Nicky wings it as he checks out every inch of the concept craft at Space Tech Expo 2013. Will you be his co-pilot

SOCIAL COMMUNITY


👨‍🚀 Super exciting, we can't wait for the launch! 👩‍🚀
#CrewDragon #astronauts
https://t.co/HgJJveOCpF
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Johnson Space Center @NASA_Johnson
The big day is on the way: We're launching astronauts to space from American soil once again.

@Astro_Doug Hurley & @AstroBehnken continued @space_station & spacewalk training this week for their upcoming flight on NASA's @SpaceX DM-2 @Commercial_Crew mission. 🚀 #LaunchAmerica https://t.co/Yr3vBcxQgo

SGF wishes you a Happy #PlayTennisDay! Get your game on and grab a few 🎾 balls and a racket to celebrate!
#sports #tennis #venuswilliams https://t.co/6Ah2UN6yDm
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Calling all space lovers who think they can take the heat! 🔥 @NASAJPL #Venus https://t.co/A03KIqwjac
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NASA @NASA
Exploring Hell. Are you up for the challenge?

Venus is an EXTREME world, and we’re calling on YOU to help us explore it! @NASAJPL has a public challenge to develop an obstacle avoidance sensor for a possible future Venus rover: https://t.co/8e4AGWkESy

🏆 1st place: $15,000 https://t.co/3fmIB50I5L

Look at what these astronauts are up to on the @Space_Station! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬
#ScienceSaturday #Space
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Jessica Meir @Astro_Jessica
The OsteoOmics2 experiment investigates the cellular mechanism of bone loss – vital knowledge for future space explorers and for diseases like osteoporosis or bed-ridden patients on Earth. First I thaw the frozen bone cells, then @AstroDrewMorgan changes their growth media. https://t.co/drzxjZGZ3O

Here are some wise words from the late Gene Cernan, co-founder of SGF and former #NASA astronaut, to start your Saturday off right 🚀 https://t.co/ZgAb1M3h2Z SpaceGamesFed photo
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LEARNING & FUN

How does a zero gravity plane work?

From a stabilized level-flight attitude at 20,000 feet, the aircraft increases attitude. During this phase, the weight is 1.8 times greater than normal weight for 24 seconds.

The crew then performs a maneuver called “injection”: the aircraft trajectory is piloted to follow a kind of parabola and the power thrust is reduced. The vertical load factor goes from 1.8g to zero gravity for about 22 seconds.

The first pilot adjusts the control stick tilt to maintain the vertical load factor at zero, while the second pilot maintains the roll angle at zero, and the mechanic adjusts the thrust of the engines to cancel the longitudinal load factor.

An exit phase at 1.8 g, symmetrical with the entry phase, is then performed on the descending part of the parabola to return the aircraft to a stabilized altitude level within about 20 seconds.

Parabolic flights are a gateway to weightlessness. They are dedicated to scientific experiments and to space equipment technological testing.

As explained by NASA.

Today’s sports need Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, nearly as much as jobs in science. Space Games Federation’s STEAM+ Program adds Sports, Space and Athletics to the current STEM curriculum taught across the country, preparing the next generation for not only terrestrial jobs, but also new careers in all aspects of Space. And with STEAM+ making learning more engaging and fun, Smart really is the new Cool.

What is an Astrolete?

Space Games Federation® also sees the birth of new professions, jobs and careers like the ASTROLETE®. A combination of “astronaut” and “athlete,” an Astrolete® is a person with the spirit of an athlete and the skills of an astronaut who uses both to compete in various games and sports in zero or microgravity. Everyone who is an astronaut is considered an Astrolete®, as is anyone who completes a training program created and sanctioned by SGF. Check it out for yourself.

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Meet SGF’s Official Mascot, The Coolest Cat on Earth

#SpaceCat™ is a rather special kitty, not just any ol’ run-of-the-mill feline. He is an official “Medical Alert Cat” to Linda Rheinstein, founder of Space Games Federation®. #SpaceCat™ is of course, also the official mascot of the Space Games Federation®, complete with his own video channel.