NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project – Deadline March 15, 2011

NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project invites high school students to propose ideas and designs for future aircraft that use less fuel, produce less harmful emissions, and make less noise.

Due Date March 15, 2011

Write a well-documented essay to describe your ideas for a large commercial air transport vehicle (200 passenger minimum) that will incorporate advanced materials, advanced propulsion systems, including unconventional architectures, non-conventional aircraft designs, produce less harmful emissions, less noise, and greater fuel efficiency than commercial passenger vehicles used in today’s aviation industry.

Together with your essay, provide a one-minute video to describe your best idea. The video will count as ten percent of your overall score.

Eligibility & Awards for high school students or teams

All competitors should be full time students at an accredited institution of secondary education. Foreign students are invited to enter but are not eligible for financial awards. Through a NASA cooperative agreement with a Virginia-based university, US citizens may win cash awards; non-citizens may win trophies and certificates. The winning student or team of students may be invited to display their video at a NASA sponsored event.

For complete contest information, go to http://aero.larc.nasa.gov/era_high/competitions_high_era.htm

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