Tell NASA How It Can Prolong Human Stay On Mars And Cash Rewards
NASA is inviting laymen to devise plans for its future journey to Mars.
The space agency has announced a challenge for public; those who take the challenge will be supposed to write strategies that can ensure longevity for human stay on the red planet.
The sustainability of human presence on Mars subjects to the availability of basic necessities of life food, shelter, medicine, social interactions, physical activity, breathable air, water and beyond. Thus the public will be expected to render their ideas that can make these necessities obtainable.
In addition, the space agency wants people to share their concepts about kind of operations or capabilities that will be indispensable for the human to inhabit the red planet.
“What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth?” is the question posed by NASA on its challenge page.
“Given spacecraft limitations on weight and volume — and a minimum 500 days between resupply opportunities — innovative solutions are required for a mission to Mars that is not dependent on Earth for resources.”
NASA will short list three participants, whose selection will be based on the proficiency of proposals, to reward them.
“Awards will be paid out in increments of $5,000 (minimum) up to a potential total award pool of $15,000. The awards are not guaranteed, however; the Seeker expects to pay out 1-3 awards in total assuming the submissions meet the criteria,” states NASA on its challenge page.