When:Contest Deadline: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Where:Enter online (RPS website)
Target Audience:U.S. students in grades K-12
Do you ever stop to think about how long it takes to get to another planet and what powers the spacecraft that travel to them? NASA's Radioisotope Power Systems Program has partnered with Future Engineers to host a writing challenge for students in kindergarten through 12th grade about the power systems that helps robotic spacecraft explore the extreme reaches of our solar system.
This contest gives students an opportunity to learn more about how Radioisotope Power Systems help us explore space, write about the ways this kind of space exploration inspires them, and tell us their own unique power.
Entries Due: April 13, 2022 by 8:59 p.m. PDT
Where Do Spacecraft Get Their Power?
This whiteboard video describes how "radioisotope power" allows many spacecraft, such as NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars, to stay powered while traveling through space and exploring other planets.
Time Less than 30 mins