Forum Information

The 2021 Competition will be held June 2 - 4, 2021 at NASA's Langley Research Center

Hotel / Venue

Hotel / Venue

More information regarding the host hotel will be communicated to the finalist teams.

Marriott NN City Center

Marriott Newport News City Center

740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

  • Rate: $96 per night
  • Room Types: Single King or Double Queen
  • Deadline to make Reservations: May 11, 2020
  • Please plan to arrive at the hotel on Monday, June 3rd in time for an early evening Forum registration/check-in. The Forum ends at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th - please plan to depart on Friday June 5th.

Shipping the Prototype

Shipping the Prototype

Please contact your hotel for specific instructions on shipping your prototype.
For security reasons, it is not possible for teams to ship their prototypes to NASA Langley Research Center.

Registration

Registration

The 2021 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge Forum will be held in Hampton, Virginia at NASA's Langley Research Center June 2 - 4, 2021.

Each selected design team will receive a monetary award to facilitate full participation in the Forum. Details of the award will be communicated directly to each team’s faculty/industry advisor. Most meals are included with the registration fee.

Teams will be responsible for making all their own travel arrangements, including hotel reservations.

Registration form will open after the Mid-Project Review deadline.

Agenda

Agenda

The 2021 Forum Agenda will be made available in May 2021.


Dates & Deadlines

All deadlines must be met by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the dates specified below. Late deliverables will not be accepted.

DateDescription
October 1, 2020NOI deadline for university teams
October 8, 2020Deadline to submit questions for Q&A session
To submit a question, click here.
October 15, 2020Q&A Session for teams with Steering Committee
November 24, 2020Project Plan submission deadline
December 14, 2020Teams are notified of their selection status
Late December, 20201st installment of development stipend sent to universities
March 15, 2021Mid-Point Review deadline
April 2, 2021Teams are notified of MPR pass/fail status and stipends are sent to universities (as appropriate)
May 2, 2021Deadline for Hotel Reservations; Online registration and payment deadline for Forum
May 18, 2021Technical Paper and Integration Video submission deadline
June 2 - 4, 2021Onsite Competition at NASA's Langley Research Center