Nov 15, 2016 2016-11-15
Middle school students are encouraged to enter Lockheed Martin’s Generation Beyond Video Challenge and stretch their imagination and skills to show how they would design a habitation module that will dock with NASA’s Orion spacecraft to one day carry astronauts to Mars. Orion is NASA’s first spacecraft designed for long-duration, human-rated deep-space exploration. The habitat will complement Orion, housing the supplies, research labs, and living space that would be needed to sustain a crew on a multiyear journey to Mars and back. A panel of qualified judges from Discovery Education, Lockheed Martin and its partner organizations, educators, and science professionals will judge qualifying videos based on the following criteria: scientific knowledge, creativity of habitation module (ingenuity and innovative thinking), effective communication, and overall presentation. The individual and team grand-prize winners will receive $10,000 and travel to a unique space experience; second-place winners will receive $5,000, and third-place winners will receive $2,500. All cash prizes will be split between team members.
Deadline: Videos must be uploaded with an “Unlisted” privacy setting to YouTube by 8 p.m. (ET) on December 15, 2016