Calling all undergraduate students who would like to gain hands-on, real world engineering design experience while also contributing to NASA missions. Micro-g NExT, or Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams, challenges undergraduate students to design and build prototype mission hardware like spacewalk tools and test the prototypes in the simulated microgravity environment of NASA’s 6.2 million gallon indoor pool – the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, where astronauts train for spacewalks. Participate in Micro-g NExT and join NASA as they embark on a mission to the moon and beyond. All participants must be U.S. Citizens. The proposal deadline is October 31, 2019.
2020 Challenge Snapshot
The 2020 Micro-g NExT challenges focus on aspects of the Artemis program.
–Challenge 1: Orion Crew Safety -Surface Autonomous Vehicle for Emergency Rescue (SAVER)
-Challenge 2: Lunar Surface Operations – Dust Tolerant Pivot Mechanism
-Challenge 3: Lunar Surface Operations – Dust Tolerant Loose Sample Device
-Challenge 4: Lunar Surface Operations – Initial Sample Collection Device
-Challenge 5: Lunar Surface Operations – Lunar Sample Coring Device
Please note that deadlines are firm and cannot be extended. If you are planning to submit a proposal to this program, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs as soon as possible. The proposal must be completed for OSRP review at least two days prior to the deadline.