When:Contest Deadline: Friday, Jan. 26, 2024
Where:Enter online (RPS website)
Target Audience:U.S. students in grades K-12
It takes a special kind of power to explore the extremes of space, and NASA wants to hear how it would energize your space-exploration dreams! This writing challenge invites K-12th grade students in the United States to dream up a mission to go to the darkest and farthest reaches of space using what's known as radioisotope power systems.
Entries are due by Friday, Jan. 26, 2024
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