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Discovery Days: NASA Exploration Design Challenge

Event Details

November 29, 2013 9:00 AM — November 30, 2013 5:00 PM
Location: Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
322 Washington Street
Waterloo, IA/ 50701
Contact Name: Jordan Walker
Email: jordan.walker@gmdistrict.org
Phone: 319-234-6357

Event Description

Take part in NASA’s Exploration Design Challenge during Discovery Days at the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium.  The goal of the Exploration Design Challenge is for students to research and design ways to protect astronauts from space radiation. NASA and Lockheed Martin are developing the Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit and on to an asteroid or Mars. Protecting astronauts from radiation on these distant travels is an important — and very real — problem that needs solving. NASA would like your help!
All students that participate in this challenge can join other participants from around the world to celebrate the Exploration Flight Test-1 of Orion by having their names flown on board as honorary crew members.