NASA Awards $1 Million In Artemis Funding To Student Projects Written 26 February 2020


University students pictured in front of a sounding rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Launched 25 March 2018, the rocket carried four university payloads on a suborbital flight into space. | NASA

SPACE reports that NASA has awarded nearly $1 million in Artemis funding to students to create “instruments that will work in permanently shadowed craters on the moon.” NASA awarded eight teams between $80,000 and $165,000 to “continue developing their projects.” The projects include “an Arizona State University proposal to launch spherical sensor-laden probes from a catapult attached to a lunar lander, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology proposal to develop a lightweight tower that can serve as a communications relay and instrument platform, several rover concepts, and a couple of proposals for using lasers to power other equipment.”
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