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Green Flight Challenge teams spent Day Three recharging their electric aircraft batteries in preparation for the Sept. 30 speed challenge.› Read More
10.03.11 - NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.
Two years in the making, the Green Flight Challenge is essentially a test of who can design and build the most mind-bendingly efficient plane while meeting practical considerations about things such as noise.
Pat Anderson's dedication to teaching has earned him the honor of being named the 2012 Florida Professor of the Year.
Since 2006 the NASA Centennial Challenges have spurred development for initiatives such as lunar landers, regolith excavation and general aviation technology. The purses range from $200,000 to $2 million, and many prizes so far have been unclaimed because no entry has met the admittedly formidable challenges.
The Allied Organizations which conduct the Centennial Challenge competitions for NASA were honored for their contributions to the advancement of air and space technology on March 10, 2008.
It was a small but mighty competition, four innovative aircraft over Sonoma County skies, going for the quietest flight, best gas mileage and shortest takeoff required.
Here at NASA's second annual General Aviation Challenge this weekend, one of the main prizes was the so-called "green prize," which challenged two-seater planes to fly a 400-mile-long course logging at least 30 miles to the gallon.