Overview

RASC-AL is a university-level, full mission architecture engineering design competition

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Themes

Design requirements and constraints for the
2017 RASC-AL Themes

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Dates & Deadlines


Dates and Deadlines for the 2017 RASC-AL Competition

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Archives


Previous themes, teams, and winning technical papers

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Congratulations to the 2017 RASC-AL Competition Semi-Finalists!

Semi-finalists in the Lightweight Exercise Suite theme:
Norwich University – (MCS^2) Muscular Cardiovascular Skeletal- Micro-gravity Countermeasure Suit

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – NASA Lightweight Exercise Suite- Team B

University of South Florida – The Exoskeleton Workout Suit

Semi-finalists in the Logistics Delivery System theme:
Texas Tech University (TTU), with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – Earth to Lunar Interchangeable Transportation Environment (ELITE)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Project Auxilium

Stevens Institute of Technology – The HIVE

Arizona State University – Cislunar Logistics Delivery Module Proposal

Semi-finalists in the Commercially Enabled LEO / Mars Habitable Module theme:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Project Theseus

Columbia University – The LEO Lion

United States Air Force Academy – Odyssey

Stevens Institute of Technology – SOLO Station

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – ECHO: Expandable Commercially-Enabled Habitable Orbiter

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MARINA: MAnaged, Reconfigurable, In-space Nodal Assembly

University of Houston – Advanced International Commercial Space Station

Northwestern University – ROAM (Revolving Orbital Activity Module)

Rowan University – The Mayflower

University of South Florida – Galileo Currus LEO/Mars Module

University of Kansas – METEOR (Mars-Earth Transport for Exploration, Orbit and Research)

University of Maryland – Ultima Thule: A Modular Reconfigurable Multi-Purpose Space Habitat

Semi-finalists in the Airlock Design theme:
University of Minnesota – “Janus” Deep Space Airlock

Drexel University – Modular Multi-Mission Airlock

RASC-AL Forum Videos

Student Perspective NASA/Industry Perspective

Pat Troutman –

"NASA is always looking for great ideas. What better group to turn to than the next generation of engineers?" said Pat Troutman, senior systems analysis at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. "Students get something out of it too. They get the chance to apply what they learn in class to real world aerospace challenges."