X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge


NASA’s Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge is designed to engage college students directly in the design, research and development of functional components of future space habitats. The challenge also helps develop strategic partnerships with universities to increase knowledge in critical exploration capabilities and technology risk reduction activities. Applications for the challenge will be accepted through April 30.

Exhibits During LPSC


Don’t forget to stop by the Town Center Exhibit Area during the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference to check out the many commercial, scientific, and educational organizations displaying their products and services. The exhibit area will be open from Monday, March 16, through Thursday, March 19, including evening hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A list of exhibitors can be found online.

NEW DATE! Next SkyFest: Happy Anniversary, Hubble!

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Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, April 11, from 8 – 10 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Happy Anniversary, Hubble!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be viewing of the night sky. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.

Hubble Mania!


Vote for your favorite Hubble Space Telescope images during Hubble Mania! The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many amazing images during its 25 years in orbit. To celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, 32 Hubble images have been pitted against each other in a competition in which you decide the victors. Fill out a printable Hubble image bracket and see which images make it to the finals. Voting starts March 4.