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NASA : NASA Seeks Big Ideas from Students for Inflatable Heat Shield Technology .- NASA busca grandes ideas de los estudiantes para inflable calor Escudo Tecnología

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., NASA está dando estudiantes universitarios y colegios superiores la oportunidad de ser parte del viaje de la agenda a Marte con el avance, innovador, y que cambia el juego (BIG) y el  Desafío con  Ideas. Juego de la NASA Programa de Desarrollo (GCD) Cambiar, gestionado por la tecnología espacial Dirección de la agencia Misión en Washington, y el Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica (NIA) están buscando ideas innovadoras para la generación de elevación utilizando escudos térmicos naves espaciales inflables o hipersónico desacelerador aerodinámica inflable tecnología (HIAD).
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Artist's rendering of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator technology concept.
Artist's rendering of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator technology concept.
Credits: NASA
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NASA is giving university and college students an opportunity to be part of the agency’s journey to Mars with the Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

NASA’s Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking innovative ideas for generating lift using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (HIAD) technology. 

"NASA is currently developing and flight testing HIADs -- a new class of relatively lightweight deployable aeroshells that could safely deliver more than 22 tons to the surface of Mars," said Steve Gaddis, GCD manager at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. "A crewed spacecraft landing on Mars would weigh between 15 and 30 tons."

The NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is the heaviest payload ever landed on the Red Planet -- weighing in at only one ton. To slow a vehicle carrying a significantly heavier payload through the thin Martian atmosphere and safely land it on the surface is a significant challenge. NASA is addressing this challenge through the development of large aeroshells that can provide enough aerodynamic drag to decelerate and deliver larger payloads. HIAD technology is a leading idea because these kinds of aeroshells can also generate lift, which would allow the agency to potentially do different kinds of missions.

Interested teams of three to five undergraduate and/or graduate students are asked to submit white papers describing their concepts by Nov. 15. Concepts may employ new approaches such as shape morphing and pneumatic actuation to dynamically alter the HIAD inflatable structure.

Selected teams will continue in the competition by submitting in the spring of 2016 full technical papers on the concept. Up to four teams will present their concepts to a panel of NASA judges at the BIG Idea Forum at Langley in April 2016.

Each finalist team will receive a $6,000 stipend to assist with full participation in the forum. BIG Idea Challenge winners will receive offers of paid internships with the GCD team at Langley, where they can potentially work toward a flight test of their concept.

For more information about the challenge, and details on how to apply, visit the BIG Idea website at:


For more information about NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, go to:


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Sarah Ramsey
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1694
sarah.ramsey@nasa.gov

Kathy Barnstorff
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
757-864-9886 / 757-344-8511
kathy.barnstorff@nasa.gov

Harla Sherwood
National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Va.
757-636-6300
harla.sherwood@nianet.org
Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2015
Editor: Karen Northon
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Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui