Calling all undergraduate students who would like to gain hands-on, real world engineering design experience while also contributing to NASA missions! We have an opportunity for you.  Micro-g NExT, or Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams, challenges undergraduate students to design and build prototype mission hardware like spacewalk tools and test the prototypes in the simulated microgravity environment of NASA’s 6.2 million gallon indoor pool – the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, where astronauts train for spacewalks. Participate in Micro-g NExT and join NASA as we embark on a mission to the moon and beyond. The proposal deadline is October 31, 2019.

2020 Challenge Snapshot

The 2020 Micro-g NExT challenges focus on aspects of the Artemis program.

Challenge 1: Orion Crew Safety -Surface Autonomous Vehicle for Emergency Rescue (SAVER)

-Challenge 2: Lunar Surface Operations – Dust Tolerant Pivot Mechanism

-Challenge 3: Lunar Surface Operations – Dust Tolerant Loose Sample Device

-Challenge 4: Lunar Surface Operations – Initial Sample Collection Device

-Challenge 5: Lunar Surface Operations – Lunar Sample Coring Device

Information Sessions

For tips on how to submit a successful proposal, join the Micro-g NExT Coordinator for an online information session. 

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