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NASA’s 2021 Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

The 2021 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge seeks proposals from eligible teams of undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. to design and build prototype hardwarethat canextract water and assess subsurface density profiles from a simulated off-world test bed to advance critical technologies needed on the surface of the Moon and Mars.

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NextGen STEM CCP Expeditions

The NextGen STEM Commercial Crew Program Google Expeditions have been published by Google!  Here are the links, please note there are web-based versions, as well as app-based versions.  Feel free to take a look around and explore!  We will also be posting them to the NGS CCP web page.

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Open to both undergraduate and graduate students studying fields with applications to human space exploration, NASA’s RASC-AL Competition is an engineering design challenge that allows students to incorporate their coursework into real aerospace design concepts and work together in a team environment. With nearly two decades of history,

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NASA’s 2021 Big Idea Challenge Call for Proposals

NASA is seeking robust proposals from universities affiliated with their state’s Space Grant Consortium (or partnered with an affiliated school) to design, build, and test novel dust mitigation (or dust tolerant) technologies for lunar applications. This is an open innovation challenge with minimal constraints so that proposing teams can genuinely create and develop out-of-the-box solutions. Selected teams will receive awards ranging between $50,000 and $180,000 to bring their ideas to life!
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Former CaSGC Sponsored Student Accepts Position at NASA

Felipe Valdez was a student sponsored by the California Space Grant Consortium while he studied and did research with Prof. Jose Granda of California State University Sacramento. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department at CSUS and then continued his graduate studies at UC Davis.

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The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, American Astronautical Society, and NASA invite you to discover the future of the ISS. Join us on August 27, 2020 for day one of the ISS Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) 2020 Online Series.

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NASA Science Town Hall – July 9 at Noon PST

You are cordially invited to a virtual town hall meeting hosted by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate on Thursday, July 9 at 3 p.m. ET. Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team will discuss updates on the agency’s science activities and welcome questions from the community. 

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NASA Office of STEM education was recently awarded a 2-year project to UCSD, USC, and UC-Berkeley to develop an autonomous lunar landing vehicle and to develop a nation-wide Lunar/Martian Lander Skills competition using these landing vehicles.  This is an Artemis-relevant systems engineering and integration skills project that will require the students to develop critical thinking and hands-on skill sets that NASA needs for their upcoming (beginning 2024) Artemis missions to the moon. 

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Be a Part of NASA’s Space X Demo-2 Launch

No matter where you are you can join in the excitement of this historic event. Celebrate the first launch of American Astronauts to the ISS since 2011.

What’s involved: First, play the Rocket Science: Ride to Station App,

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