NASA and Release 3 Worldwide Crowdsourcing Challenges

SYDNEY ( PR) — and NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), through the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), have released the latest in a series of challenges to crowdsource solutions for new capabilities for space exploration.

NASA has called on professionals from anywhere in the world to submit entries to three challenges including:

  • A contest to create an animation storyboard that conveys NASA’s experiments to more accurately track items in space habitats
  • A challenge to use origami folding concepts to pack and deploy radiation shielding for a Mars transfer vehicle;
  • And a mission patch design contest for NASA’s In Space Manufacturing Refabricator project.


Planetary Resources Launches Arkyd T-shirt Design Contest with

Arkyd 100 spacecraft. (Credit: Planetary Resources)
Arkyd 100 spacecraft. (Credit: Planetary Resources)

SYDNEY, June 17th 2013 ( PR) — High value contests on continue to achieve out of this world results for businesses.

Planetary Resources, a company dedicated to space exploration and resource discovery, has taken the first step towards making space accessible to everyone. Planetary Resources has turned to both crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, in partnership with, to involve global communities in building, promoting and launching the first publicly accessible, orbiting space telescope, the ARKYD.

Planetary Resources, backed by visionaries Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and director James Cameron, has partnered with to run a $7,000 “Design a T-Shirt” contest allowing every designer in the world to enter their designs and have the chance to become part of history.