NOI Deadline Approaching for NASA’s RASC-AL Competition

October 15, 2019

2020 RASC-AL Competition

Approaching NOI Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2020

NASA and NIA invite you and your students to participate in the 2020 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) engineering design competition. To participate, interested teams of university students will be asked to respond to one of 5 themes thatrange from expanding on how we use current and future assets in cis-lunar space to designing systems and architectures for exploring the Moon and Mars. There is an area of interest to everyone, including commercialization concepts!

Theme 1: South Pole Multi-Purpose Rover
Theme 2: International Space Station (ISS) as a Mars Mission Analog
Theme 3: Short Surface Stay Mars Mission
Theme 4: Commercial Cislunar Space Development
Theme 5: Autonomous Utilization and Maintenance for Science Payloads on the Gateway and/or Mars-class Transportation
Proof of concept via an advanced VR simulation or prototype of the proposed capability will be required of Theme 5 finalists, in lieu of the poster session. Up to $5,000 in extra stipend funding will be available for prototype development in Theme 5 only.

Up to 15 teams will be chosen to receive a $6,000 stipend intended to facilitate full participation in a competitive design review of their concepts at the RASC-AL Forum in Cocoa Beach, FL next June.

Sound interesting? Let us know by submitting a non-binding Notice of Intent (NOI) to compete by the deadline of Tuesday, October 15th.

Teams who submit an NOI by the deadline will be invited to participate in an informative Q&A session with the judges on October 31st.

The RASC-AL Competition – Engaging Universities in NASA’s Mission

NOI Deadline: October 15

Don’t delay – submit an NOI today!

Visit our website for full competition details

Best of luck to all of our competitors, and keep reaching for the stars!

The NIA / NASA Higher Education Competition Team: Shelley Spears, Stacy Dees, Victoria “Tori” O’Leary and Genevieve “Gen” Ebarle

RASC-AL challenges are managed by the National Institute of Aerospace on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Published on October 15th, 2019

Last updated on October 15th, 2019