Think you have a good idea to stimulate commercial space?
Tell it to NASA.
The U.S. space agency is soliciting ideas from its next
round of competitions under the Centennial Challenge program.
“The program seeks creative solutions from diverse and unconventional
sources,” NASA wrote in an announcement.
So far, competitions have been held to develop technologies
for robotic excavation of the lunar soil, super-efficient aircraft, reusable
rocket-powered vehicles, wireless power transmission, super-strong materials
and improved astronaut gloves. A $2 million lunar lander challenge is currently way.Deadline for submitting your ideas is Nov. 8. To make a
proposal or for more information click here.
NASA plans to post people’s ideas on a website which may
spark other ideas. Selected proposals may be developed into future prize
competitions for 2010, depending on funding.