This Challenge is designed to allow teams with all levels of experience to participate, and we plan to provide lots of information along the way! The winning teams will also have access to technical support and office hours with Future Engineers experts during the experiment buildup. Check out the Education Resources section below for ideas on potential topics that students might explore for an experiment. Also stay tuned for more planning, brainstorming, and education resources to be released this Summer!
To learn more about vehicle requirements for this challenge, refer to the Tech Sheet PDFs below. (Photo Credit: Blue Origin, UP Aerospace, Raven Aerostar). We will be releasing a lot more information in August, but for questions about the challenge, please contact email@example.com.
Develop an experiment idea with your school team and fill out the questions on the Proposal Template. (Template released in August.) Give your completed proposal to your teacher.
Coordinate with your students to submit their team proposal. Teachers can submit an unlimited number of proposals, but please make sure each proposal is unique.
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program is leading the NASA TechRise Challenge, which is administered by Future Engineers. Flight Opportunities rapidly demonstrates promising technologies for space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers. The program matures capabilities needed for NASA missions and commercial applications while strategically investing in the growth of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry. These flight tests take technologies from ground-based laboratories into relevant environments to increase technology readiness and validate feasibility while reducing the costs and technical risks of future missions. NASA’s Flight Opportunities program is funded by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and managed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.