• NASA offers up to $ 180,000 if they manage to solve a lunar problem.

  • The call is entitled ‘Challenge of innovative and revolutionary ideas’.

  • Winners will receive prizes valued from $ 50,000 to $ 180,000.

U.S.– For space fanatic students, the NASA offers up 180 thousand dollars if they manage to solve a lunar problem.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) convened the student community that is formed in the scientific area to participate in the
‘Challenge of innovative and revolutionary ideas’ (BIG) 2021, a design and engineering competition, in which winners will receive prizes valued from $ 50,000 to $ 180,000.

This competition provides students with an unparalleled opportunity as members of the Artemis generation to help overcome the historically challenging technical hurdles of moon dust mitigation, ”explained Niki Werkheiser, executive of NASA’s Game Changing Development program within the Directorate of Space Technology Mission (STMD).

The objective of this call is support the work that has already been done by the Game Change Development Program (GCD), in charge of space technology, through innovative proposals that strengthen the planning of future NASA missions.

The 2021 BIG Idea Challenge, which is open from July 22, seeks the cooperation of teams made up of five to 25 students that they develop different designs that help in the mitigation of dust in the short term, or failing that tolerate dust to be tested at the South Pole of the Moon.

We have designed this challenge so that teams have minimal constraints to creating original solutions… Dealing with moon dust will require incredibly creative and innovative approaches and collaborating with the Artemis generation through the BIG Idea Challenge is a strategic effort to drive that kind of innovation. Said Drew Hope, manager of the Game Change Development program at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Participants will have to be affiliated with ‘Space Grant’, a program made up of 52 universities based in the United States, where research related to outer space is carried out. Those interested can register until September 25th and they will have until December 13, as the deadline to deliver their proposals.

Announcement. (Screenshot).

With information from El Universal and El Comercio.


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