Marsport Competition Comes To KSC NASA

Future trailblazers are taking on the challenge of developing technology that will allow for vegetation growth on the surface of Mars. Students and faculty from universities around the country will converge at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for this year’s NASA MarsPort Engineering Design Student Competition 2002 conference organized by the Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC). Innovative design ideas will be presented as part of a two-day conference on May 14 – 15 at the Kurt H. Debus Conference Facility at the KSC Visitor Complex. Participants will present a paper on engineering trade studies to design optimal configurations for a MarsPort Deployable Greenhouse (MDG) for operation on the surface of Mars.