Teaching From Space
Learn more about how you and your students can get involved in real space missions.
Why We Explore
From the time of our birth, humans have felt a primordial urge to explore -- to blaze new trails, map new lands, and answer profound questions about ourselves and our universe.
Become Part of Space History - Get Involved
Charting Your Journey to Mars!
About the Challenge
The goal of the Exploration Design Challenge is for students to research and design ways to protect astronauts from space radiation. NASA and Lockheed Martin are developing the Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit and on to an asteroid or Mars. Protecting astronauts from radiation on these distant travels is an important -- and very real -- problem that needs solving. NASA would like your help!
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Welcome to the Challenge -- From Astronaut Sunita Williams
Exploration Design Challenge Partners
Ask the Experts
Lockheed Martin and NASA experts answer questions about Orion, radiation and deep space travel.