SUBMIT TO CHALLENGE CATEGORY #1 HERE.
Small Transportable Cryogenic Containment Systems
Target: A small footprint system or combination of systems that enable transportation of lunar samples at constant cryogenic temperatures (-150°C or colder) across multiple NASA vehicles on the journey from the Moon to Earth. Responses should describe a cryogenic containment solution that addresses the specifications below and may include any combination of active, passive, hybrid or other completely novel technical approaches.
SUBMIT TO CHALLENGE CATEGORY #2 HERE.
Innovations for Long-Term Cryogenic Stowage & Transportation
In addition to holistic approaches as described in category #1, NASA also has considerable interest in step wise or component solutions with the potential to enable future cryogenic systems for one or more stages of the process.
Target: Challenge category #2 seeks to identify those technologies which can either provide incremental cryogenic solutions or which may have significant value in developing and enabling future small, low-power cryogenic systems.