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Centennial Challenges

The goal of NASA’s Centennial Challenges is to stimulate innovation in basic and applied research, technology development, and prototype demonstration that have the potential for application to the performance of the space and aeronautical activities of the administration.

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NASA Centennial Challenge is managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Challenge Inquiries? E-mail here

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Denise Morris

Centennial Challenges Program Manager

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Kimberly W. Krome

Centennial Challenges Deputy Program Manager

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Angela Herblet

Centennial Challenges Challenge Manager

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Naveen Vetcha

Centennial Challenges Challenge Manager

Past Centennial Challenges

View past challenges that include 3-D printed habitats, space robotics, vascular tissue and more.

Learn More about Past Centennial Challenges
Zopherus for NASA?s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, Phase 3: Level 1 competition
Team Zopherus from Rogers, Arkansas, is the first-place winner of Phase 3: Level 1 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The team’s design includes using a moving printer that deploys rovers to retrieve local materials.

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Astronaut Jessica Watkins works on the Surface Avatar laptop computer
Astronaut Jessica Watkins works on the Surface Avatar laptop computer to study ways to command and control surface-bound robots from space.