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2020 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge


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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The 2020 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is an engineering design and technology demonstration contest for eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Teams have the opportunity to design and build hardware that can extract water and assess subsurface density profiles from a simulated off-world test bed. Up to 10 teams will be chosen to receive a $10,000 stipend to build and demonstrate their system?s capabilities in June 2020 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Participation as a finalist includes submission of a technical paper, a technology demonstration at NASA Langley Research Center in June 2020, and a poster presentation to NASA and industry judges that details the concept's 'path-to-fight' (i.e. essential modifications required to operate their system on the Moon or Mars).

Up to 10 selected teams will receive a $10,000 development stipend to build and test their systems throughout the next six months before demonstrating their capabilities in a 3.5 day competition held at NASA's Langley Research Center in June 2020.
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Application Deadline: 11/24/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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NASA (Lead)
National Institute of Aerospace (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Robotics
Sensor Science & Engineering

Keywords:
Control Systems
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Research
Interplanetary Rover Design
Mathematical Physics
Planetary Geology
Power Systems
Space Exploration
Space Sciences
Systems Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Page last updated 9/4/2019
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