When it comes to energy technologies, applications for Earth and the Moon have more similarities than you might imagine. NASA Centennial Challenges Program and HeroX are hosting this one-hour webinar to discuss advancements in microgrids and related technologies that could have synergies with NASA's Watts on the Moon Challenge. Panelists will include:
- Denise Morris, NASA Centennial Challenges Program
- Kumaraguru Prabakar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Jack Flicker, Sandia National Laboratories
- Charles Brisbois, Colonel USAF
During the webinar, NASA and HeroX will also take questions about NASA's Watts on the Moon Challenge. Submissions for Phase 1 of the challenge are due on March 25, 2021.
When: January 21 at 1:00 pm EST
Questions: Submit questions for the panel when you register or comment directly on this post.
Just Announced - Deep Space Food Challenge
In coordination with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA has opened the Deep Space Food Challenge. The goal is to generate novel food production technologies or systems that require minimal resources and produce minimal waste, while providing safe, nutritious, and tasty food for long-duration human exploration missions.
Astronauts need hearty nutrients to maintain a healthy diet in space, but like any of us, they want their food to taste good, too! As NASA develops concepts for longer crewed missions to Mars and beyond, the agency will need innovative and sustainable food systems that check all the boxes. Additionally, advanced food systems will have benefits here on Earth, too. Solutions from this challenge could enable new avenues for food production around the world, especially in extreme environments, resource-scarce regions, and in new places like urban areas and in locations where disasters disrupt critical infrastructure.
For more information, visit: deepspacefoodchallenge.org