From the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) announcement about their 2010 Move An Asteroid Technical Paper Competition...
SGAC's Near Earth Object Working Group is happy to announce its third annual Move an Asteroid technical paper competition.
While previous years’ competitions asked contestants how to move an asteroid, this edition of the competition challenges students and young professionals worldwide to come up with ideas for a global asteroid impact early warning system. The perfect warning system would bring together the four elements of early detection, deflection technology, warning methods, and decision-making to best meet the threat of asteroids. Contestants are asked to address some or all of these issues in their submissions of ten pages or fewer.
One skilled winner will earn a fully paid trip to Prague, Czech Republic to present the findings at the 2010 Space Generation Congress (SGC) and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The prize will include round-trip airfare, as well as hotel and registration for both the SGC and IAC
Submissions are due 30 July, 2010.
For full details on the competition please see: http://www.spacegeneration.org/asteroid
For more information on SGAC’s Near Earth Object Working Group and how to join it, please see:
For more information on the Space Generation Congress please see: http://www.explorerswanted.com
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