WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Innovators don’t always have space on their mind, but NASA iTech can help. The competition challenges entrepreneurs to consider how their biomedical, software and other technology ideas could be adapted and used for future space exploration missions.
NASA has selected 10 competition finalists to present their ideas at the iTech forum in Hartford, Connecticut, on Oct. 25-26, 2018. Chief technologists from various NASA centers, other federal agencies and industry will listen to presentations and meet with participants. NASA judges will ultimately determine three winners of the 2018 NASA iTech Cycle III competition.
If you are in Hampton, Virginia next Tuesday and are not out celebrating the luck of the Irish, then be sure to drop by the Virginia Air & Space Center from 7-9 p.m. for NASA’s special Moon-Mars Forum.
You’ll get to listen to four international experts discuss whether George Bush’s vision for sending humans back to the moon and on to Mars is a good one. Since NASA is charged with implementing the vision and is co-sponsoring the forum with the National Institute of Aerospace, my guess is probably “yes.”
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Fifteen teams have made it to the finals of a NASA and National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) sponsored competition that challenged university students to think about the conditions astronauts will face when we return to the moon, then design projects that could become part of real lunar exploration.