Asking, “so how will we get there?” There being any metaphorical place at the end of every build process, NASA proclaims, “Together.” NASA’s Centennial Challenges seeks solutions from students to professional innovators alike “to problems of interest to NASA and the nation.” They recently rewarded $50K to teams of the MAV Prize Competition and prizes over the years have reached as high as $2M.
The program seeks innovations from diverse and non-traditional sources. Competitors are not supported by government funding and awards are only made to successful teams when the challenges are met. In keeping with the spirit of the Wright Brothers and other American innovators, the Centennial Challenge prizes are offered to independent inventors including small businesses, student groups and individuals.
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