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  1. Outreach activities are those which communicate a team's work to a variety of audiences, including the university community, school children, community leaders and the public at large.

    Teams are encouraged to apply a great deal of originality in the design of their proposed Outreach activities. In past programs, teams have undertaken a broad range of activities, including real-time and videotaped presentations, interactive CD programs and mall kiosks.

    In your proposal, you should provide an overview of the team's plan for disseminating outreach activities and plans. For maximum point value, the plan should include:
    • Team's objective in outreach activities
    • A website or a plan to design a website.
    • Description of outreach audience for outreach
    • Specific plans for activities.


    Your Outreach Plan will be strengthened by incorporating:
    • Specific plans and details (including names of schools, museums etc to visit)
    • Creative and/or innovative approach for delivering activities
    • Letters or agreements from institutions who have accepted your invitation to address their group

  2. The upper mass limit for the MDG is 30MT. This would be the mass of the MDG payload landed at Mars, i.e. this does not include descent stage, aeroshell, etc. Please note that gross neglect of mass would be looked at unfavorably in the competition, and extremely innovative concepts would be looked on favorably. Mass tradeoffs should be considered as one of the factors in the evaluation of the concepts you consider.

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The NASA MarsPort Engineering Design Student Competition 2002 program is jointly sponsored by NASA and Science Applications International Corporation, and is jointly administered by the Florida Space Grant Consortium and the Texas Space Grant Consortium.


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