Challenge: Reducing Galactic Cosmic Rays to Enable Long Duration Deep Space Human Exploration

NASA is looking for ways to reduce astronauts' exposure to Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) while on long duration deep space missions. Currently, exposure to GCR limits mission duration to approximately 150 days while a mission to Mars would take 500 days, thus any further meaningful human exploration missions of space depends on finding a solution to this problem. Indeed, even travelling to Mars requires a solution to this Challenge. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. AWARD: $12,000 USD DEADLINE: 12/15/14 More

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