Forecasting solar activity is important for future manned and unmanned exploration of the solar system. The Seeker wishes to develop the ability to forecast the occurrence of a Solar Particle Event (SPE) within a select window in time.
The Seeker is looking for computationally oriented Solvers from a diverse set of fields to engage in the analysis of a large dataset. As a part of this Challenge, InnoCentive has deployed a Solution Test Tool called the Prodigy that provides rapid feedback to Solvers and displays the performance of the top performing Solvers found since the Challenge has been posted.
In the future NASA hopes to deploy swarms of sensors in order to collect sophisticated datasets in extraterrestrial environments. The Seeker would like help in determining the optimal methods of coordinating the activity and locomotion of the sensor swarm.
Students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team.
The new $50,000 prize, dubbed the NASA “Game Changer” Commercial Space Innovation Prize, will recognize the team that is judged to have the best business plan that supports the commercial space market by addressing a need in technology, service or product for the sub-orbit, Earth orbit, or moon exploration.
The purpose of the Lunabotics Mining Competition is to engage and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, in a competitive environment that may result in innovative ideas and solutions, which could be applied to actual lunar excavation for NASA.
This annual contest puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace industry engineers designing a city in space that will house over 10,000 people.
As we go deeper into space and spend more time on the International Space Station (ISS), missions become longer, requiring packaged food to be stored for longer periods of time with even greater restrictions on size, weight and waste disposal.
NASA is looking for a novel engineering mechanism for a compact, effective aerobic and resistive exercise device.
NASA Ames Research Center in conjunction with the National Space Society sponsors an annual space settlement design contest for 6-12th grade students.