NASA in Collaboration with ASME Launches A 3-D Space Challenge for Students

NASA in Collaboration with ASME Launches A 3-D Space Challenge for Students

NASA along with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) has launched a set of "Future Engineers" 3-D Space Challenges.

In the contest students in grade K-12 have been asked to create and submit a digital 3-D model of a tool which they think might be useful for astronauts in space.

Participants who are interested to take part in the challenge can get themselves registered as the last date for registration is December 15. The agency reported that the participants of the challenge will be judged for their creativity, usefulness and adherence to design guidelines. Semifinalists of the event will be announced in the mid-January and later on January 30 the final winner will be announced.

The organizers reported that the winning design will be uplinked to a 3-D printer on the ISS where the astronauts will print the part. In addition, the winning student will be invited to NASA's Payload Operations Center in Huntsville, Ala., to watch live his or her item is printed in space.

The future engineers' project was visualized by a small team that included Deanne Bell, a mechanical engineer and Bell, a member of the ASME Foundation's boards of Directors.

In the last month, the first 3-D printer was sent to ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. SpaceX delivered the machine along with more than 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) of cargo on its fourth resupply mission to the space station for NASA. This 3-D printer was created by the California-based company Made in Space.

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