The Centennial Challenges program is seeking input on a Mars Ascent Vehicle challenge being considered for start in 2014. The challenge focuses on highly reliable and autonomous sample insertion, preparation, launch and deployment for Mars Ascent Vehicle Cache Sequence Demonstration.
The purposes of this RFI are: (1) to gather feedback on the competition being considered, the prize amounts and distribution structure, (2) to determine the level of interest in potentially competing in this challenge, and (3) to understand the applicability of the challenge capabilities for other non-government applications. Specific information sought is detailed in the RFI which is at http://go.usa.gov/k4EA
Responses are due by May 30 COB.