（Albedodebla Team 领奖合影）
Building Dreams in Space, Returning with Honor
For the 29th ISSDC China Finals, THIS students formed two teams – the Albedodebla Team and the Bread Team. After three days of intense and fierce competition, both teams achieved great recognition!
本届ISSDC中国站有接近200名来自全国顶尖高中的选手参赛，联校组队成四个不同公司，争夺今年的ISSDC CHINA FINALS冠军和亚洲区总决赛的入场券。最终，我校的Albedodebla团队与北京其他三所学校的团队组建的Grumbo Aerospace公司凭借出色的表现获得冠军，Bread队获亚军。另外，在个人单项奖中，尹天成同学同时收获了最佳领导力奖和最佳答辩奖，单明健获最佳领导力奖，岳一晗获最佳答辩奖。
This year’s ISSDC China Finals featured close to 200 participants from top high schools across the country. The schools teamed up in four different companies to compete for the championship and a spot in the Asia Regional Finals. Albedodebla Team, together with student teams from other 3 high schools, formed a company called Grumbo Aerospace. With their outstanding performance, Grumbo Aerospace took the first place championship in this year’s ISSDC China Finals. The Bread Team won first runner-up. Additionally, as individuals, Victor Yin won both the Best Leadership Award and the Best Representor Award. Bert Shan won the Best Leadership Award. Brian Yue won the Best Representor Award.
Trophy for Champion and Runner-up
The International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) began as a summer program at Stanford University when a group of scientists and engineers thought it would be fun to do something around space. Through their efforts, ISSDC was born. The ISSDC has developed into a large-scale event that affects dozens of countries on five continents, and is the highest level of competition in the global space field. It is also supported by various aerospace, engineering and educational organizations, including NASA.
据了解，本次大赛主题是在水星表面的天然熔岩管（Lava Tube）中建造一个 100-250 米高或宽，5-25 公里长的人类太空移民居住城市。天然熔岩管是近年来太空移民专家们研究的热点，它有着稳定的温度条件、更加安全的生存空间，为太空移民提供了更大的可能性。
The objective of the competition is to build a 100-250 meters high or wide, 5-25 kilometers long human space migration city in the natural lava tube (Lava Tube) on the surface of the planet Mercury. Natural lava tubes have been a hot topic of research among experts in recent years as they offer greater possibilities for space migration with their stable temperature and safer living conditions.
This year’s China Finals was conducted both online and offline. All teams endured 34 hours of continuous commitment to the competition, including two nights of overnight challenges, on-site completion of the design, met the requirements of the proposal, submitted the proposal, and presented an on-site defense.
During the competition, the students’ physical strength and energy were tested to the extreme. But no one showed fatigue or slackness, instead the teams were full of fighting spirit. They kept encouraging each other as they put their hearts into the design of their work. In the presentation session, the team members divided the work reasonably, cooperated closely, and presented their design concepts and answered the questions with confidence!
Students’ Name List
王汉麟 Hanlin Wang
王锦敖 Michael Wang
冯宣睿 Aslan Feng
张凌一 Colin Zhang
周随欣 Cynthia Zhou
李馨仪 Evelyn Li
宋豫怡 Charlotte Song
徐祖轩 Nicolas Xu
王子鹏 Eddie Wang
尹天成 Victor Yin
钱弘毅 Winston Qian
席浩云 Bill Xi
张舒平 Howard Zhang
阮逸兰 Yilan Ruan
孙卓扬 Jeremy Sun
邓家欣 John Deng
王蔚宁 Wenny Wang
陈依然 Chloe Gao
王若曦 Charlotte Wang
单明健 Bert Shan
岳一晗 Brian Yue
By participating in the ISSDC, THIS students fully demonstrated their knowledge, skills and their creative abilities in the fields of mathematics, physics, computers, engineering, business, life sciences, and art. They also improved in leadership, logical thinking, business acumen, teamwork, English writing and presentation skills.
The fact that both teams returned with honors fully demonstrates the academic strengths of our students, as well as our strong support for students in academic research and club activities. The overall development of our students is of high importance at THIS. The students are especially grateful to Ms.Fatima Hachem and Ms. Joy Zhou for their careful guidance and support throughout this competition.
Moving forward, THIS space team will start to prepare for the next stage of the Asia Finals. Let’s cheer them on. We look forward to more exciting gains together!
文字 Writing | Mia Gu
翻译 Translation | Mercy Xu, Mia Gu
图片 Pictures | THIS Students, Mercy Xu, Mia Gu
排版 Editing | Mia Gu
审核 Auditing | Dieu-Anh Nguyen, Toni Dong, Wenping Li