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Overview: Centennial Challenges
The Centennial Challenges seek to:
- Drive progress in aerospace technology of value to NASA's missions
- Encourage the participation of independent teams, individual inventors, student groups and private companies of all sizes in aerospace research and development
- Find the most innovative solutions to technical challenges through competition and cooperation
› Centennial Challenges Overview Brochure (PDF, 2.0 Mb)
› Centennial Challenges Fact Sheet (PDF, 290 Kb)
› Centennial Challenges FAQ (PDF, 93 Kb)
› Technology Days Presentation – Cleveland, November 28, 2012
In the Media
Integrating UAS in the NAS (Avionics Today)
08.01.13 - NASA plans a Centennial Challenge to enable operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly their vehicles on representative missions in fenced-off airspace.
NASA Touts Successes Of Centennial Challenges (Aviation Week & Space Technology)
03.04.13 - With its budget under pressure and its future under debate, prize challenges and competitions have a unique appeal to NASA.
LaserMotive Powers Up Its First Project (FutureTech)
02.13.13 - LaserMotive, a company known for using lasers to transmit power through the air, is expanding to a new medium: fiber-optic cables.
ERAU Engineer, Aviator Named Florida's Top Professor (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
11.15.12 - Pat Anderson's dedication to teaching has earned him the honor of being named the 2012 Florida Professor of the Year.