Mission 3 takes Mission 2 to a new dimension - actually, to a virtual world.
Just as in Mission 2, you will solve a problem redesigning NASA technology.
You will use an Engineering Design Process to modify one of the 20 identified NASA Spinoff technologies to solve a real-world problem.
Using a combination of text, images, and videos, you will create an Adobe Spark Page to share your ideas with NASA.
But your work doesn’t stop here. Mission 3 takes your ideas into a 3D virtual world.
Twenty teams will be selected to develop models and a marketing plan for their Spinoff ideas within a virtual world setting. With the help of engineering and marketing professionals and college students (listed to the right), these teams will take their designs to a new level. Teams will also have the opportunity to interact with NASA researchers and other professionals within the virtual world.
Design Process Steps
Take the challenge!
Rubrics found within the Mission 3 Coach Guide and Student Design Packet will be used to select six finalist teams. These six teams will prepare for a 30-minute design review with a NASA evaluation team within the virtual world.
The winning team will be selected based upon the 30-minute design review. A second rubric, found within the Mission 3 Coach Guide and Student Design Packet, will be used during the design review to select the winning team.
The winning team is invited to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for two days of in-depth, behind the scenes, hands-on workshops with scientists and astronauts.
Each winning team will receive up to a $4000 stipend to facilitate participation in the two-day workshop.
* All decisions made by NASA Goddard in regard to choosing a winner will be considered final.