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

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Design requirements and constraints for the
2020 RASC-AL Themes

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Dates & Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines for the 2020 RASC-AL Competition

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Previous themes, teams, and winning technical papers

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The 2020 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Competition is soliciting undergraduate and graduate teams to develop new concepts that leverage innovations for NASA’s Artemis program and future human missions to Mars.

Check out the feature story at NASA.gov.

RASC-AL program staff will respond to questions presented by eligible student and faculty from accredited colleges and universities in the United States (and international team participants formally affiliated with a US-based university team).

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Student Perspective

NASA/Industry Perspective

Pat Troutman,
NASA Sponsor:

"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.