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This is the fifth annual VSSEC-NASA Australian Space Prize. Previous Space Prize winners include Elizabeth Blaber, a biologist from UNSW; Emily Bathgate, a geologist from University of Technology Sydney; Lyle Roberts, an engineer from ANU and Thomas Cooney, an electrical engineer from UNSW.

The quality of submissions in past years has been very high and we are excited to see what this year's Honours and 4th year students have been working on.

The VSSEC-NASA Australian Space Prize offers an Austraiian university student the opportunity to attend the NASA Academy programs at NASA Ames Research Center, and work with a lead scientist or engineer on a current NASA project. The NASA Academy is an intensive select entry progam that provides recent graduates with access to advanced science and engineering R & D, and an awareness of the complex managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by the current and future aerospace programs.

Through awarding of this prize an Australian university students will:

  • participate in a ten week Academy program
  • work directly with scientists and engineers on a current NASA project related to their thesis topic
  • visit JPL, Space X, Virgin Galactic, Kennedt Space Center and more
  • create a network for future collaboration and become part of the Academy Alumni

 The prize includes:

  • the Academy program
  • flights and local transport
  • meals and accomodation
  • visa expenses

Please visit: http://www.vnasp.com.au/ for more information including competition guidelines and submission instructions. Submissions for the VSSEC-NASA Space Prize 2013 close midnight on Friday 6th December 2013.

Good luck!