AIAA Foundation Announces Results of Its 2016-2017 Undergraduate Life Sciences Team Design Competition Written 26 July 2017
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AIAA Foundation Announces Results of Its Undergraduate Life Sciences Team Design Competition
September 6, 2017 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its 2016–2017 Undergraduate Life Sciences Team Design Competition.
The competition asked teams to design an exploration, transportation and logistical support base on the Martian moon Phobos, capable of being used as a jumping-off point for human exploration missions to the surface of Mars.
The winners are:
“Successful human exploration of Mars faces many challenges, among them providing logistical support to a team of explorers on the Martian surface,” said AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus. “One potential solution is the establishment of a support base on Mars’ moon Phobos. The designs we received for such a base from the competing teams were both captivating and imaginative, each an example of the creativity and forward-looking vision that the aerospace community is known for. The
AIAA Foundation thanks all of the students who took part in this event and congratulates the winners.”
For more information about the AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Life Sciences Team Design Competition, please contact Rachel Dowdy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.264.7577.
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