Annual Ken Souza Spaceflight Competition now accepting proposals

Student researchers – high school, undergraduate, and graduate – are invited to submit proposals in the fields of space life and physical sciences to the Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program. 

Sponsored by the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, the program honors the memory of ASGSR’s long-time friend and leader by encouraging the next generation of student investigators to develop their own ideas for the future of gravitational research.

Applicants are encouraged to develop creative research proposals in the fields of space life and physical sciences, pairing their experiments with public outreach plans to share the excitement of the field with others.

The top proposal will receive a free spaceflight for the winner’s payload on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in 2018 and a $1,000 grant to prepare and develop the experiment for flight.

The deadline for proposals is September 1, 2017. For more information about the program, see Ken Souza Spaceflight Competition Award.

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