No. It is not a requirement; however, you may submit a Notice of Intent (found on this website) as a “heads up” to NASA. We hope you’ll join us!
Yes! Two (2) team members are the minimum number allowed for participation, and four (4) team members are the maximum number allowed on the field. However, as long as the safety pilot meets our requirements and the company meets our requirements in the application process, less than 4 team members is acceptable for entry into the competition.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to combine 2 small businesses to form 1 team. Each application must be completed by an authorized representative who can legally commit a qualified competitor to the terms. A qualified competitor is an incorporated small business. Therefore, joint applications cannot be accepted. A joint application amongst two entities would not be a valid entry.
No, this competition is open to US entities and citizens only.
No, competitors may modify “off-the-shelf" vehicles to complete the competition objectives.
You can choose most of the hardware you will use. Specific requirements will be made available in the participant guide during the application process.
Participants are encouraged to speak with NASA Subject Matter Experts regarding NASA’s Safeguard technology and the possibility of licensing it through our Technology Transfer Program.
You can find information about the challenge location and nearby accommodations on the Location Info page on the main menu.
Yes, anyone can attend and be a spectator. We will post more details about the viewing location and specifics at a later date.