As NASA works to extend human exploration of the solar system, unprecedented capacity for electrical and thermal energy distribution, management, and storage will be needed to support sustained human presence and the beginning of industrial activity.
Solar energy is abundant on the lunar surface but extended night hours (350 consecutive hours) and extreme environmental temperature change from daylight to nighttime operation creates complexity for solar power use. Analogous issues arise on Earth, where demand for additional renewable energy generation, including solar, is rising, but additional power management, distribution, and energy storage solutions are needed to address intermittency and resiliency, among other issues.
In this Challenge, Teams will propose solutions for energy distribution, management, and/or storage that address NASA technology gaps and can progress toward flight readiness and future operation on the lunar surface. Such solutions may also have important synergies with terrestrial energy needs, and this Challenge is expected to help advance similar technologies for terrestrial application and commercialization.
In general, NASA is seeking to work with innovators across disciplines to find solutions that address a variety of needs on the lunar surface and will be exploring options to transport potential solutions to the Moon for testing, demonstration, and operation in the coming years.
This is a US competition only. Please review the Team Agreement for complete eligibility requirements.
Lockheed Martin IQ Webinar Series
From Apollo to Human Landing System
Former CNN space correspondent John Zarrella will moderate a stellar panel of space exploration experts via Zoom from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Learn about how Lockheed Martin and the National Team are working to land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis Program. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT as we discuss what it will take to get there. Special guest speakers include Apollo astronauts Charles Duke and Fred Haise; space shuttle astronaut Sandy Magnus, and program experts from Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin.
G2G’s Live Discussion with OMHAS Director and State Legislators on the Ohio Budget
Don’t miss your chance to hear from:
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Lori Criss
State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) – Finance Committee
State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) – Finance Committee
MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Join us for a live discussion with Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Lori Criss, State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard), and State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) on the upcoming Ohio budget cycle, as well as key issues moving through the Statehouse in the year ahead.This online event will provide you with insights on what is happening and what to expect this year from key leaders in Columbus as well as tips on how best to navigate government for both businesses and nonprofits. Many factors are shaping this year’s process, ranging from the COVID pandemic to the struggling economy to limited General Revenue Funds. Like last month’s budget discussion, this event promises to inform and engage, so please register to join us.
Ohio Governor’s Children’s Initiatives Director LeeAnne Cornyn
Communities in Schools of Ohio CEO Amy Gordon
Communities in Schools National CEO Ray Saldaña
Columbus City Schools Chief Engagement Officer Alesia Gillison
NBC4’s Matt Barnes – Moderator
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021 9:00am – 10:00am
Please join Communities in Schools of Ohio and partners for this free, virtual panel discussion. The panel will feature student voices as well as community, government and education leaders on the challenges facing students during COVID-19.
Communities In Schools of Ohio (CIS) is a nonprofit organization that works with public schools and charter schools to help students remain in school and achieve academic success. CIS works to reduce non-academic barriers, address inequities, and support social-emotional needs by placing a site coordinator in school all-day, every day to help students and families address these challenges. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, CIS has seen an increase in needs including access to technology for online school, basic necessities such as food, housing and daily supplies, as well as a significant increase in social-emotional and mental health supports. For information on Communities In Schools of Ohio, visit ciskids.org.
The NASA Office of Small Business Programs offers a series of webinars with in-depth training relevant to small businesses. These webinars will provide the opportunity to ask questions directly to key points of contact at the Agency. In addition, our podcast series explores a wide range of topics from NASA and other agencies to determine how they see the small business program and what small businesses can do to support them.
If you have any topics that you’d like to see discussed through either our webinar or podcast series, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation in—and chance to provide insight into—our program!
Additionally, to minimize technology issues, we recommend that you download the Webex application to your computer or the device you will watch the webinar on. You will also receive the best audio clarity by listening through your computer or device speakers. Use this resource to get instructions on how to download the app and the recommended audio settings.
Webinars are hosted by the Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
December 16, 2020
Updates from the FAR: Small Business Edition
Guest Speaker: Dorice Kenely, NASA Office of Procurement
January 20, 2021
How to Do Business with NASA Langley Research Center
Guest Speaker: Robert O. Betts, Small Business Specialist
February 17, 2021
Doing Business with Charleston County, South Carolina
March 17, 2021
How to Do Business with NASA Shared Services Center
Guest Speaker: Troy E. Miller, Small Business Specialist
April 21, 2021 TBD
May 19, 2021
How to Do Business with NASA Stennis Space Center
Guest Speaker: Kay S. Doane, Small Business Specialist
June 16, 2021 TBD
July 21, 2021
How to Do Business with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Guest Speaker: David E. Brock, Small Business Specialist
August 18, 2021 TBD
September 15, 2021
How to Do Business with NASA Johnson Space Center
Guest Speaker: Robert E. Watts, Small Business Specialist
Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute virtually for an informative program and update on the status of Aerospace in Ohio.
Hear from Scott Thompson of Price Waterhouse Coopers. Scott is the author of the annual Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Study ranking Ohio number two in aerospace attractiveness nationwide. Scott will discuss how that determination was made.
A panel of high level Aerospace Experts from, Industry, government, and military will share input and knowledge on workforce needs and opportunities, as well as Ohio’s commitment to higher education.
How to maintain and build on our status will be a focus of the panel.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. /Lt. Governor John Husted
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. /Col. Joe Zies, Governor’s office
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. / State Rep. Adam Holmes
10:40 – 11:10 a.m. / Scott Thompson, Price Waterhouse Coopers Partner & National
Leader for Aerospace & Defense Practice
Join the Ohio Aerospace Institute in partnership with the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Council and the Ohio Aerospace Aviation Technology Committee for Ohio Aerospace Day 2020. The event features keynote speaker Scott Thompson from Price Waterhouse Cooper and a panel of aerospace experts discussing workforce, education, industry and supply chain in industry manufacturing.