05.11.12 - Autonomous rovers will soon face off in NASA's $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
07.15.10 - The Obama administration wants to expand a NASA initiative that awards cash prizes to nongovernment teams that solve mission-critical problems, marking another step to increase collaboration with the private sector on space activities.
07.15.10 - NASA is redoubling efforts to position itself at the vanguard of space technology, with plans for ambitious new projects to spur innovative ideas from industry, academia and even ordinary citizens.
07.13.10 - NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun said that "there is innovation in this country and we hope to shine it like a laser on our space program and change the way we do business."
07.13.10 - Braun's vision for a more tech-oriented NASA will reach across the spectrum to relatively inexpensive small satellites to test focused technologies.
07.13.10 - NASA is beefing up its Centennial Challenges contest by offering $5 million in new competitions to develop robots, small satellites and solar powered spacecraft.
07.13.10 - NASA on Tuesday announced three new multimillion-dollar contests to build smart robots and launch tiny satellites as part of a program to develop innovations of benefit not only to the U.S. space agency but to the nation at large.
07.13.10 - NASA today announced three new competitions offering a total of $5 million in prizes - and only one of them involves actually putting something in outer space.
07.13.10 - Centennial Challenges are inducement prizes that challenge independent teams to race to achieve bold goals—and to do so without a single penny of upfront government funding.