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2013-11-29 12:20:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The competition is open to high school and college students and challenges them to create a vehicle designed to traverse the...

Registration Now Open For NASA's 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Challenge
2013-09-25 13:00:32

[ Watch the Video: Open Registration For 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Challenge ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has opened up registration for the 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Operations Challenge. Teams competing in the UAS challenge will be traveling to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center for the competition. In the end, the first place team will earn themselves a $500,000 prize. "One way NASA can help with tough technology...

2013-09-24 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Development Projects Inc. (DPI) of Dayton, Ohio, have opened registration for the 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Operations Challenge. The $500,000 prize competition is scheduled for April 2014 in Indiana. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Teams from across the nation will travel to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and compete to meet technology milestones, fostering...

2013-09-17 08:22:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is reaching out to a new community for ideas on how to find and track potentially hazardous asteroids, and protect the planet from their impacts. The World Maker Faire is being held Sept. 21-22 at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., in New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The World Maker Faire is a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness - the exact qualities NASA...

$1.5 Million Up For Grabs In 2014 NASA, WPI Robot Challenge
2013-08-09 09:08:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), NASA has opened registration for the 2014 Sample Return Robot competition. Academic and industry teams will now begin sending in their applications and building out their robots to compete for a $1.5 million prize. NASA and the WPI will be looking for robots that can autonomously navigate varying terrain in search of geologic samples. These bits of mineral, soil, rock and more...

2013-08-08 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In pursuit of new technological solutions for America's space program and our nation's future, NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration for the $1.5 million 2014 Sample Return Robot prize competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Planned for June 2014 at WPI, industry and academic teams from across the nation will compete to demonstrate a robot...

2013-07-02 12:22:30

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Tuesday issued a Request for Information (RFI) that will help agency officials better understand current plans in the U.S. commercial space industry for a robotic lunar landing capability. The RFI will assist NASA in assessing U.S. industry's interest in partnerships to develop a robotic lander that could enable commercial and agency missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The RFI is available...

Sample Return Robot Awarded NASA's Centennial Challenge Prize
2013-06-11 09:29:12

NASA After two days of extensive competition, Team Survey of Los Angeles was awarded $5,000 in prize money after successfully completing Level 1 of the Sample Return Robot Challenge, a part of NASA's Centennial Challenges prize program. The event, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) June 5-7 in Worcester, Mass., drew robotics teams from the United States, Canada and Estonia to compete for a total of $1.5 million in NASA prize money. Eleven teams arrived to compete at WPI; 10...

2013-06-06 23:30:28

Second Annual Event to Feature Dozens of Hands-On Space and Technological Exhibits Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is once again bringing the future to life this weekend, and New England´s families can join in the fun. TouchTomorrow, now in its second year, is a free event held on the WPI campus composed of hands-on exhibits and activities focused on our scientific and technological future. The activities and exhibits are designed to be enjoyed...

2013-06-03 23:03:28

Eleven teams to vie for $1.5 million prize; WPI to serve as host site for second year. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 From June 5-7 on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 11 teams of citizen inventors from across the country will once again compete for a purse of $1.5 million. The challenge: Design and develop the next generation of robots to explore the landscapes of other worlds. Last year, WPI was the first university selected as host and manager — officially...