National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Notice of Centennial Challenges 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges.
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2459f-1(d). The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges are now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2009 Power Beaming Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new power distribution technologies. The 2009 Tether Challenge is a prize contest designed to develop very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The Spaceward Foundation is administering both Challenges for NASA.
The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges will be held from April 29 through May 1, 2009.
The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges will be held at the Innovative Science and Technology Experimental Facility (ISTEF), Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
To register for and get additional information regarding the 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges, visit: http://www.spaceward.org/ or contact Mr. Ben Shelef at the Spaceward Foundation, 725 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043, Phone: 650-965-2900. Questions and comments regarding the NASA Centennial Challenges Program should be addressed to Mr. Andrew Petro, NASA Headquarters, Suite 6J79, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546, Phone: 202-358-0310. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http://centennialchallenges.nasa.gov/.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The maximum prize purse available for the 2009 Power Beaming Challenge is $2,000,000. The maximum prize purse available for the 2009 Tether Challenge is $2,000,000. NASA prizes can only be awarded to U.S. citizens. Additional information regarding the challenges including rules, team agreements, eligibility, and prize criteria can be found at: http://www.spaceward.org/.Start Signature
Dated: February 13, 2009.
Douglas A. Comstock,
Director, Innovative Partnerships Program Office.
[FR Doc. E9-3712 Filed 2-19-09; 8:45 am]
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