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Textile Test Methods Challenge

The Textile Test Methods Challenge seeks to develop standard test methodologies for assessing the wear performance of environmental protection garment (EPG) textiles for planetary exploration,

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $15,000
Type of Challenge: Scientific
Submission Start: 10/05/2015 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 12/03/2015 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://ninesights.ninesigma.com/web/nasa-eva-test

Description

The Textile Test Methods Challenge seeks to develop standard test methodologies for assessing the wear performance of environmental protection garment (EPG) textiles for planetary exploration and offers three prizes of $5,000 for winning submissions. Space suits today offer multi-layered protection from harsh space environments. As we move forward with human exploration, the outer protective layer’s function must expand to withstand widely varying types of dirt in planetary environments like the moon, Mars or large asteroids. This spectrum of environments beyond low earth orbit requires tools for assessing the viability of candidate space suit textiles, which don’t exist today.