Solving this problem will help send the first woman and another man to the moon in 2024.
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The POT Enrolled students who focus on the scientific field to take part in the “Challenge of Innovative and Revolutionary Ideas 2021” (BIG) is a competition for engineering and design organized by the National Aerospace Agency (NASA) to support young people.
The main goal of the call is to solve the problem of lunar dust, a substance that damages vehicles and astronaut suits and makes work difficult due to the damage to all the material it comes into contact with.
The solution given by the students is intended to support astronauts in developing the Artemis program, which is intended to send the first woman and a man to the moon in 2024.
This call, open from July 22nd, seeks the help of teams consisting of 5 to 25 students who are affiliated Space grant, Program that connects 52 universities in the United States. The winners will receive between $ 50,000 and $ 80,000.
Students have until September 25th to register for the competition and December 13th is the deadline for submitting their proposals.