NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads called CubeSats to fly on rockets planned to launch or be deployed from the International Space Station between 2018 and 2021. The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic goals in the areas of science, exploration, technology development, education and operations. The initiative allows students, teachers and faculty to gain hands-on experience designing, building, and operating these small research satellites. Continue reading
The 2018 BIG Idea Challenge calls for teams of 3-5 students to submit robust proposals for innovations in the design, installation, and sustainable operation of a large solar power system on Mars. This call for proposals is interested in novel concepts that emphasize innovative mechanical design, low mass and high efficiency, with viable operational approaches that assure sustained power generation on the Mars surface over the Martian year and during extended dust storms. Continue reading
The annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Ken Souza Spaceflight Competition is open for proposals.
Due date for proposals is 1 September 2017.
About the Competition: The Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program honors the memory of ASGSR’s long-time friend and leader by encouraging the next generation of student investigators to develop their own ideas for the future of gravitational research. Student members of the ASGSR global community — high school, undergraduate, and graduate – are encouraged to develop creative research proposals in the fields of space life and physical sciences, pairing your experiment with a public outreach plan to share the excitement of the field with others.
The top proposal will receive a free spaceflight for your payload on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in 2018 and a $1,000 grant to prepare and develop your experiment for your flight.
The National Space Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 John Mather Nobel Scholar recipients. The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony July 21st in Greenbelt, Maryland. The program is open to current NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center based undergraduate and graduate student interns. Each year the program awards travel allowances towards the cost of presenting research papers at professional conferences. Applicants must have demonstrated high academic achievement, have a strong interest in space and Goddard Space Flight Center, be a rising undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student, and be currently holding a Goddard-based research internship. Continue reading
Do you have an idea that could advance the state of current CubeSat technologies and payloads and demonstrate applications that may benefit any of the USSOCOM missions? Propose new or innovative CubeSat payload technology/use concepts that can be demonstrated to support USSOCOM missions within 12-24 months. Seven $5,000 prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 4 – 3U Winners, 2 – 6U Winners and 1 – People’s Choice Award
The California Space Grant Consortium was proud to support two teams in their participation in the NASA Micro-G NExT Team Project. The UCLA Teams both did well and grew from the experience. Continue reading
Applications for ASA Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are currently being accepted. Applicants must be an entering sophomore or junior in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields. For more information and to apply, visithttp://aerospace.hawaii.gov/aerostates/education/asa-scholarship/. Continue reading
Members of the California Space Grant Consortium recently attended the National Space Grant Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. Meetings were held to discuss future plans, projects and activities at space grant consortia across the country. The National Council of Space Grant Directors presented the Distinguished Service Award to Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson. Continue reading
Many students move away from home when they start college. While some move to a new city or state, NASA intern Felipe Valdez moved to a new country. In 2007, Felipe made the difficult decision to leave his home in Mexico and move to the United States to pursue his education and career. At the time, his life was at a crossroads. He could stay in Mexico, leave school and find a full-time job, or he could move to the U.S. and have the opportunity to continue his education.