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

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Design requirements and constraints for the
2018 RASC-AL Themes

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Dates & Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines for the 2018 RASC-AL Competition

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Previous themes, teams, and winning technical papers

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Congratulations to the 2017 RASC-AL Competition Finalists!

Lightweight Exercise Suite theme:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – NASA Lightweight Exercise Suite- Team B
Advisor: Claudia Ehringer-Lucas

Norwich University – (MCS^2) Muscular Cardiovascular Skeletal- Micro-gravity Countermeasure Suit
Advisor: Brian Bradke

Logistics Delivery System theme:
Stevens Institute of Technology – The HIVE
Advisor: Eric Williams

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)
Advisors: Victoria Coverstone (TTU), Hideaki Ogawa (RMIT), Pier Marzocca (RMIT), and Jaemyung Ahn (KAIST)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Project Auxilium
Advisor: Jonathan Black

Commercially Enabled LEO / Mars Habitable Module theme:
Columbia University – The LEO Lion
Advisor: Michael Massimino

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

Stevens Institute of Technology – SOLO Station
Advisor: Eric Williams

University of Houston – Advanced International Commercial Space Station
Advisors: Larry Bell and Olga Bannova

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

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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Project Theseus
Advisor: Kevin Shinpaugh

Airlock Design theme:
Drexel University – Modular Multi-Mission Airlock
Advisor: Ajmal Yousuff

University of Minnesota – “Janus” Deep Space Airlock
Advisors: William Garrard and John Weyrauch

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."