/ August 9, 2023

Awards include $7,000 stipends per team, $18,000 in cash prizes, and a visit to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center!
Access full details at the HuLC website.

Through the 2024 HuLC competition, NASA seeks near-term, innovative solutions for Human Landing System (HLS) challenge areas... specifically addressing the mitigation of lunar Plume-Surface Interaction (PSI).

HuLC solicits proposals for innovative, systems-level solutions that can help NASA understand, mitigate, and manage the impacts of lunar PSI - with the ability to be implemented within 3-5 years. The potential solutions could include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

Trade Studies on Landing Trajectories that Minimize PSIReduction / Mitigation of Erosion (Cratering) and Ejecta during Descent, Landing, and AscentDevelopment of PSI Flight Instrumentation / Measurement Methods & ConceptsTracking Dust During Descent, Landing, and Ascent Instrumentation Performance Through the Dust Cloud During LandingHLS Asset Safety (ejecta damage, excessive lander heating, etc.), PSI Modeling and Validation.

Proposals are due on March 4, 2024.

HuLC is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) are encouraged to apply. Based on a review of initial proposals received by March 2024, up to 12 teams will be selected to continue developing their proposed concepts. Each finalist team will receive a $7,000 stipend to facilitate full participation in a competitive design review at a Forum in Huntsville, Alabama in June 2024.

For more information and/or to apply:
Deadline: 03/04/2023 00:00