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Janet Anderson
Centennial Challenges Program
Public Affairs
Phone: 256-544-0034

Larry Cooper
Centennial Challenges 
Program Executive
NASA Headquarters
Washington D.C.

Sam Ortega
Centennial Challenges 
Program Manager
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Ala.

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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 Fact Sheet (PDF, 290 Kb)
› Centennial Challenges FAQ (PDF, 99 Kb)
› Technology Days Presentation – Cleveland, November 28, 2012

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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.

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