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Lunar Outpost Design Challenge

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mark your calendars: Coming this fall, students will be challenged to design systems that will support living and working on the Moon. The challenge will be to design a combination of facilities that support arriving precisely, living adaptively and working efficiently that will make exploration possible on the Moon and can protect both the explorers and the Moon from contamination. As usual with Quest Challenges, students will work on these authentic problems under the watchful eye of NASA experts.

Join us as we begin with registration in September and finish with a webcast in early December. A website is available at with a growing list of reading material that will help you get started. If you have any questions, please write to: