Overview

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

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Themes

Design requirements and constraints for the 2016 RASC-AL Themes

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Dates & Deadlines


Dates and Deadlines for the 2016 RASC-AL Competition

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Archives


Previous themes, teams, and winning technical papers

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Congratulations to the 2015 RASC-AL Forum Winners!

1st Place Overall
University of Maryland
Asimov City, Mars: Developing a Permanent Earth-Independent Settlement on Mars
2nd Place Overall
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mankind’s Advancement of Resources and Verification of Extraterrestrial
3rd Place Overall
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Large Capacity Generation System
1st Place Undergraduate Division
University of Maryland
Asimov City, Mars: Developing a Permanent Earth-Independent Settlement on Mars
1st Place Graduate Division
Georgia Institute of Technology
SCHEMA Self-sustaining Colony for Human Exploration of Mars

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."