NASA has a mission critical need for novel small-footprint, lightweight, low-/no-power cryogenic containment solutions that will enable long-term storage and transportation of lunar material samples back to Earth.

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Conceptualize and describe a novel approach to cryogenic (less than -150°C) containment that will allow lunar sample transport from the Moon to Earth.

NASA is open to any and all innovative approaches that can deliver or enable long-term cryogenic storage in a small footprint, lightweight, efficient approach.

A universal single-system cryogenic solution that could be used continuously from Human Landing System (HLS) to NASA facilities on Earth would be ideal; however all innovative combinations of approaches, processes and systems that can deliver an actionable solution to this challenge are of significant interest.

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In order to accelerate the adoption of innovative new technologies, NASA seeks solutions for two separate Challenge categories into which innovators are invited to submit proposals:

We invite participants to submit entries to either/both approaches for the opportunity to win cash prizes and other awards.