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NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students

NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (NASA SUITS) is a design challenge in which college students from across the country help design user interface solutions for future spaceflight needs. NASA’s Artemis missions seek to land the first woman and first person on the moon and build to a sustained human presence on the Moon and ultimately, Mars. This means engineers are actively developing technologies needed to assure successful completion of science and exploration missions. As humanity pushes further into the space it is essential that crewmembers on spacewalks be equipped with the appropriate new technologies necessary for the elevated demands of surface exploration on the Moon and Mars.  By participating in the NASA SUITS challenge, you can play a part in revolutionizing the human spaceflight experience!

Contact Information about NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students

event Dates

Test Week: May 19-23, 2024

Event Location

Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX


Open to U.S. Students

grade levels

College and University

Mission Description

Teams are expected to design user interfaces (UI), and the underlying software for spacesuits, and new for 2023, a mission control console for use on the surface of Mars.

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2024 Selected Teams

A map of the United States with the names of the following universities listed: Berkeley, UC Davis, Boise, University of Michigan, Columbia University, Brown, Purdue, Georgia Tech., Embry-Riddle, Baylor, Texas, Rice, University of California, University of Colorado Boulder, Wichita State University. . ,

Join Artemis!

Authentic, hands-on learning experiences give students in middle school all the way through graduate school a chance to flex their design and engineering skills as they build and launch high-powered rockets, design robots capable of mining the Moon’s surface or traversing difficult lunar terrain, create human-powered rovers, and test technologies and tools to assist future astronauts working on the Moon.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about SUITS, please send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!