Other Prize Competitions
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Past Centennial Challenges
This challenge was a practical demonstration of wireless power transmission.
This was a challenge in materials engineering in which the tether provided by each team is subjected to a pull test.
The Green Flight Challenge was for super-efficient, quiet, and safe aircraft that could average at least 100 mph on a 200-mile flight while achieving an efficiency equivalent to at least 200 passenger miles per gallon.
The Lunar Lander Challenge involved building and flying a rocket-powered vehicle that simulated the flight of a vehicle on the moon.
In this challenge, teams designed and built robotic machines to excavate simulated lunar soil (regolith).
The Astronaut Glove Challenge sought improvements to glove design that would reduce the effort needed to perform tasks in space and improve the durability of the glove.
In this challenge, teams were required to generate breathable oxygen from simulated lunar soil.