Join the Mars Society Red Eagle Student Engineering Contest
January 30th Letter of Intent Deadline
The Barboza Space has a fellowship program for students that might want to participate in this contest. Contact: Bob Barboza at. Suprschool@aol.com
The Mars Society announced last September the Red Eagle Student Engineering Contest to design a lander capable of delivering a ten metric ton payload safely to the surface of Mars. The competition is open to student teams from around the world. Participants are free to choose any technology to accomplish the mission and need to submit design reports of no more than 50 pages by March 31, 2018.
These contest reports will be evaluated by judges and serve as the basis for a down-select to ten finalists who will be invited to present their work in person at the next International Mars Society Convention in September 2018. The first place winning team will receive a trophy and a $10,000 cash prize. Second through fifth place winners will receive trophies and prizes of $5,000, 3,000, $2000, and $1,000 respectively.
For full contest details and regulations, please click here.
All teams wishing to compete in the Red Eagle contest should submit a letter of intent by email to the Mars Society no later than January 30, 2018. Earlier submission is advantageous, however, as it will insure that you are kept informed of any changes and supplied with the answers to any questions posed by other teams. The letter should include the team name, university or universities participating, and email and postal addresses for at least two team contacts.