The process always ends with two NIAC winners and a class of one or two other finalists.
I got really stoked last year when NASA won for Innovative Space Adventures, which made a trip with their robotic Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS).
The idea for this was that two Dragon crewmembers would spend a whole month in orbit, and fly on the ISS to gather as much data as possible about the ISS and its crew.
This went really well, however, NASA announced that they would not award any more NIAC awards – a result of its decision to focus a lot of its attention on the International Space Station.
I got really excited again this year when NASA awarded their Innovative Exploration Partnerships (IFEP) program, which provides $100,000 for each of the first two award winners.
And then it was announced that the NIAC awards were over.
The winners would be announced at the annual Science and Engineering Fair, which runs June 20th-24th.
The Science and Engineering Fair is meant to be a great showcase for our nation’s scientific, technology and engineering abilities.
As you will see below, the NIAC Awards were presented to over 700 companies from around the world at the Lunar and Planetary Conference in Houston this year.
They gave us amazing ideas in all sorts of areas.
Just take a look at a few of the NIAC awards below, and if you are a scientist or engineer you should definitely be checking out what they’re doing.
What NASA did to give our vision more visibility.
Now that we are all set with our vision of Mars as a safe, clean, and safe place, we decided to take a peek at what the US government currently has planned for us.
We have some great ideas for sending human explorers there.
Whether it is sending rovers to Mars, building a rocket to Mars, mining it for minerals, or constructing a moon landing base.
But there is still a long way to go.
As people are still very hesitant to take a step outside their comfort zone, we need to start thinking things out before setting out again.
With the increase in technology in NASA, and the advances being made with robotics, a lot more scientists now realize the possibilities of living on other worlds.