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NASA selected TechConnect Ventures to help crowdsource innovation solutions and new technologies through the NASA Open Innovation Services 2 (NOIS2) contract.

Are you up to the Challenge? With a 20-year track record of successfully driving your cutting edge technologies into our global ecosystem of innovation-seeking corporations, government agencies, regional institutions and municipalities, we are ready to help YOU solve NASA's most critical innovation problems.

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NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge - Submissions Closed

Extraterrestrial explorations require the use of many kinds of materials for spacecraft structures, crew and spacecraft protection, generating electricity, connecting instruments to computers, and communicating with operators back on Earth. Materials like titanium, aluminum, silicon, and ceramics are all widely used in both satellites and rocket bodies, along with other substances. While some spacecraft return to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere, others continue to orbit for years. These objects in space represent a vast untapped resource of materials waiting to be re-used in the rapidly developing field of on-orbit manufacturing, providing ready access to valuable materials for new space missions.

Through this challenge, NASA explores whether a new industry could transform this orbital debris into an orbital opportunity by creating feedstocks from recycled spacecraft. Tell us how YOU would recycle objects in orbit!

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TSA The Power of Passengers Challenge - Submissions Closed

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its security efforts, as well as improve passenger security screening experience by leveraging innovative approaches and technologies. Solutions due Jan. 28, 2021, at 7:59 PM ET.

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NASA's Lunar Deep Freeze Challenge - Submissions Closed

NASA has a mission critical need for novel small-footprint, lightweight, low-/no-power cryogenic containment solutions that will enable long-term storage and transportation of lunar material samples back to Earth. Solutions due Nov. 12, at 7:59 PM ET.

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