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Topic: NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest

From: Terran McCanna
Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: 09/14/2009

Hi Greg - I thought your readers might be interested in this!

2009-2010 NASA University Design Contest in Exploration Systems

NASA invites college students to get involved with NASA's return to the moon by helping to design the tools and instruments needed for the next-generation manned moon rover. Student projects will tackle real problems to be solved for a successful manned lunar mission.
Examples of problems include:

--Navigation in the darkness around the moon's south pole.
--Sample retrieval and on-site analysis.
--Radiation detection and avoidance.
--Communication with lunar outpost, with orbiters and with Earth.
--Video capture of sorties for transmission back to Earth.
--Astronaut rescue and recovery.
--Lunar regolith mitigation strategies for rover and space suits.

The contest is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S., including universities, colleges, trade schools, community colleges and professional schools. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged, across departments and institutions.
An e-mail notice of intent is due by Dec. 15, 2009. Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2010.

For more information about the contest and to register online, visit http://moontasks.larc.nasa.gov . Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at Elizabeth.B.Ward@nasa.gov.

2009-2010 Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest
NASA invites high school and college students from all areas of study, including the arts, industrial design, architecture and computer design, to submit their work on the theme "Life and Work on the Moon." Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Such collaboration is not required but would help to ensure that the works subject is valid for the moons harsh environment.

Entries will be accepted in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional and digital, including video. For the first time, entries in literature (poetry and short stories) will also be accepted. Judges will evaluate entries not only on their artistic qualities, but also on whether they depict a valid scenario.
Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. International students are encouraged to participate, but they are not eligible for cash prizes or student internships.

Entries are due no later than April 15, 2010.
For more information about the contest and to register online, visit http://artcontest.larc.nasa.gov/. Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at Elizabeth.B.Ward@nasa.gov.

Re: NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/23/2009

Sounds like a terrific program. Thanks, Terran!

Re: NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 09/26/2009

Hey, the just found fairly good evidence of substantial water on the moon:


http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/40471

Re: NASA Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2009

A dropperful per every two liters of dirt... wow! The stuff that dreams are made off.

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