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Space Grand Challenge


Space Grand Challenge

Mission Accomplished! Space Grand Challenge 2024 was a huge success!

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About The Space Grand Challenge Program

The Space Grand Challenge (SGC) Program is a free virtual game-based cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students built by Cal Poly students. The SGC helps prepare the next generation of the cyber workforce by expanding the pipeline of talent earlier, promoting STEM, and developing cyber/IT skills. SGC accomplishes this through a unique use of gamification and esports to promote STEM, space themes, and cybersecurity skills.

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Save the Date for the 2024 Sandbox

Save the Date for the 2024 Sandbox challenge, open to all players, on October 14-18, 2024!

Get Ready for the 2024 Sandbox Challenge

Use resources to make sure your team is well equipped to beat Mission Luna. Everything player and coaches need is right here—included are training resources by subject, practice challenges, and specialized guides for tools.

STUDENT TRAINING         Director's Note      Remote Desktop Instructions      Rules of conduct      hardware requirements      FAQs     2024 Recap    

The SGC program proudly works within the educational framework laid out by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

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Gear up for Space Grand Challenge with custom SGC jerseys, digital backgrounds, stickers, patches, and tumblers! Elevate your team's spirit and showcase your passion for cybersecurity, STEM, and space exploration with our exclusive merchandise. Whether you're a participant, coach, teacher, or supporter, our store has everything you need to make a statement and get ready for an out-of-this-world experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gear up in style and show your enthusiasm for the Space Grand Challenge!

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SGC Merch

Hardware & Software Compatibility Notes

  • The Space Grand Challenge uses Unity WebGL which is supported by Google Chrome and FireFox web browsers only. Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari web browsers, mobile devices, and Chromebooks are not supported.
  • Please see Hardware Requirements for Remote Desktop (RDP) requirements.

Privacy Policy

The California Cybersecurity Institute and California Polytechnic State University respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it to the extent possible, subject to applicable state and federal law, through our compliance with our privacy policies. For more information, please visit:

SGC 2024 Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors of the SGC 2024 Mission Luna event!

Planet Sponsor


Comet Sponsors

Lmntrix     Splunk     Splashtop

Media Partner

Simply Cyber


Community Partners

Aerospace Village     Paradigm logo

CCI is thankful to the partnerships and support of our past and current sponsors who have made this program possible.

To learn more about sponsorship at any level, contact Kayvan Chinichian, Senior Director of Development, at or at 202.816.0647.


Make a Donation to Support SGC

Stay Connected

The CCI will be using social media and other outreach channels to hide competition puzzles and clues leading up to the competition. Be sure to follow the CCI on all social media platforms to stay engaged and be on the lookout for challenge hints that will help your team solve Mission Luna.

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