The RASC-AL Special Edition: Mars Ice Challenge is a special edition competition that will be held in conjunction with 100th Anniversary celebration activities at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) in 2017. RASC-AL has served as an integral part of LaRC’s talent pipeline as well as an idea mine for many LaRC projects over the span of several decades. As a part of the centennial celebration activities at LaRC, NASA will highlight RASC-AL achievements by hosting a Special Edition Challenge focusing on technology demonstrations for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) capabilities on Mars, particularly extracting water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. Improving ISRU capabilities will be a focus for NASA over the next few decades, and the RASC-AL Special Edition: Mars Ice Challenge offers a unique way for NASA LaRC to recognize RASC-AL’s important place in its history while also linking the competition to its future.
Application Deadline: October 14th, 2016