2011年 07月 27日

NASAより2012X-Hab Innovatin Challengeに選抜

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ブリッジポート大学工学部がNASA 及びNational Space Grant Foundationが企画する2012年度eXploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challengeに参加する4つの大学として選抜されました。

選抜は直接NASAによるもので全米から選ばれた4つの大学の工学部は未来の宇宙探検を可能にするハビタットのデザインから製品化を手がけると共に科学的コンセプトを証明する大会に参加するようになります。

2012年度はOklahoma State University、University of Maryland、Ohio State UniversityとUniversity of Bridgeport(ブリッジポート大学)の工学部が全米の工学部の中から選ばれました。高度な工学と建築の技術をも要求されるX-Hab Innovation Challenge で、学生達はそれぞれの課程ごとに技術者や科学者から直接指導を受けることができ、来年の夏には彼らの研究成果がNASAの Johnson Space Centerにおいてテストされることになっています。

NASA Selects 4 Universities for 2012 X-Hab Innovation Challenge

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 / USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four universities to design habitat and science concepts that could be used by future deep space explorers. The teams will participate in the second eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation.

The teams are from Oklahoma State University; University of Maryland, College Park; Ohio State University; and University of Bridgeport, Conn. The undergraduate students will design, manufacture, assemble and test their concepts and hardware. A panel of engineers and scientists will assess their progress at each stage of the competition. The National Space Grant Foundation will fund the cost of the teams' design development and their participation in testing next summer at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

"This is an amazing opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in fields ranging from engineering and science to business management," said Doug Craig, strategic analysis manager for analog systems at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Last year's competition proved to be intense, demonstrating the creativity, dedication, and technical excellence of the team members."

The 2012 X-Hab challenge will look at volume, geometry and habitability of a deep space habitat and technologies for plant growth and geo-science sample handling. The challenge is a participatory exploration effort designed to encourage studies in spaceflight-related engineering and architecture disciplines. NASA is committed to training and developing a highly skilled scientific, engineering and technical workforce for the future.

NASA's Exploration Mission Directorate, Directorate Integration Office via the Habitat Demonstration Unit Project, is sponsoring the challenge. NASA is dedicated to supporting research that enables sustained and affordable human and robotic exploration. This educational challenge contributes to the agency's efforts to train and develop a highly skilled scientific, engineering and technical workforce for the future.

For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/analogs/xhab_challenge.html
For more information about the Habitation Development Unit Project, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/analogs/hdu_project.html
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by bestofub | 2011-07-27 22:52 | UB 工学部


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