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NASA Looking for Help Planning the Built Environment—On Mars

You've got big ideas about how to make life better for lots of people. But are your ideas big enough for a home on Mars?
May 8, 2015, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"NASA this week said it would look to the public for cool ideas on how to build a sustainable environment on Mars," reports Michael Cooney.

"With the Journey to Mars Challenge, NASA wants applicants to describe one or more Mars surface systems or capabilities and operations that are needed to set up and establish a technically achievable, economically sustainable human living space on the red planet. Think air, water, food, communications systems and the like."

The competition should be considered more of a crowdsourcing exercise than a Rockefeller-esque windfall. According to Cooney, "NASA said it expects to make up to three awards at a minimum of $5,000 each from a total award pool of $15,000." Submissions are due on July 6, 2015.

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Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Network World
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