Forum Information

The 2020 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge will be held at
NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA June 1 - 4, 2020.

Hotel / Venue

Hotel / Venue

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 2020 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge Forum will be held in Hampton, Virginia at NASA's Langley Research Center June 1-4, 2020.

The deadline to register for the forum is May 1th, 2020.

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.

The registration form will open after the Mid-Project Review deadline.

Agenda

Agenda

The 2020 Forum Agenda will be made available in May 2020.

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Agenda

The 2019 onsite competition agenda will be available closer to the challenge dates.

DateDescription
October 4, 2019NOI deadline for university teams
October 10, 2019
11:59 PM EST
Deadline to submit questions for Q&A session
To submit a question, click here.
October 16, 2019Q&A Session for teams with Steering Committee
November 24, 2019Project Plan submission deadline
December 13, 2019Teams are notified of their selection status
Late-December, 20191st installment of development stipend sent to universities
March 15, 2020Mid-Point Review deadline
March 30, 2020Teams are notified of MPR pass/fail status and stipends are sent to universities (as appropriate)
May 1, 2020Deadline for Hotel Reservations
May 1, 2020Online registration and payment deadline for the Forum
May 14, 2020Technical Paper and Integration Document submission deadline
June 1-4, 2020Onsite Competition at NASA Langley Research Center