Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Your NASA Dream Experience" Contest

"Your NASA Dream Experience" is a nationwide contest as seen in Seventeen Magazine. A team of two students (ages 16-20) and an educator/sponsor will earn the chance to spend three days at either Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, or Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This opportunity will include job shadowing and behind the scenes experiences during the spring of 2009.
The deadline for entries for the contest is Dec. 15, 2008.
For more information about the contest, visit
If you have any questions about the Johnson Space Center experience, please contact Susan H. Anderson at 281-483-8630. For questions about the Kennedy Space Center experience, please contact Cheryl Johnson at 321-867-4602.
2008-09 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 n otice of intent is due by Dec. 15, 2008. Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2009.
For more information about the contest and to register online, visit . Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at .

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