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Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL)

In an annual competition known as RASC-AL, college-level teams can submit design ideas to help NASA astronauts work more effectively in microgravity. Themes include an exercise suite for long-duration missions in space, an airlock to help connect the modules in a deep space habitat, and systems to deliver supplies. The top two teams win a travel stipend to present their concept at an aerospace conference such as the annual meeting of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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