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NASA Means Business

NASA Needs Your Help!

Prepare a Proposal

Eligibility

Program Amendments

Past NMB Team Productions

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Burke O. Fort
fort@mail.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-7225
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

ABOUT NASA MEANS BUSINESS

PREPARE A PROPOSAL

Round 1: Fall Semester 2008 (All Teams)

Step 1

Submit Letter of Intent to Propose

  • Let us know if you are entering
  • Email your name, contact information and school(s) to fort@tsgc.utexas.edu by 11/7/2008
Step 2

Submit Proposal

  • Email your proposal to fort@tsgc.utexas.edu by 11/21/2008
  • Proposal must include:
    1. Preliminary Constellation Program Branding Strategy concept,
    2. Draft storyboard for 30-second video that illustrates your concept,
    3. Student team leaderís name and contact information, and
    4. Team faculty adviserís name and contact information.
Step 3

Selection and Announcement of Finalist Teams

  • Five (5) Finalist Teams will be announced on 12/19/2008
  • Selection criteria:
    • Creativity
    • Completeness
    • Eligibility
  • Each Finalist Team receives $1,000 cash award

Round 2: Spring Semester 2009 (Finalist Teams Only)

Step 4

Finalist Teams' Competition

  • NASA Orientation Seminar at Johnson Space Center on 2/23-24/2009
    • Meet the people who manage, design and operate space missions
    • We pay for one team member's travel to Houston
    • More can attend at your expense
  • Midpoint Videoconference, to be scheduled during 3/16-27/20098
    • 1-hour confidential, to help you refine ideas
Step 5

11th Annual NASA Means Business - Final Round on 5/4-6/2009

  • Present your final work at Kennedy Space Center
    • Meet the people who launch space missions
    • We pay for two team members' travel to Florida
    • More can attend at your expense
Step 6

Grand Prize

  • Present your work to senior NASA Headquarters officials in September 2009
    • Meet the people who lead NASA
    • We pay for two team members' travel to Washington, D.C.
    • More can attend at your expense
  • CHOOSE ONE:
    • Experience weightlessness, same as astronauts do; OR
      • In G-FORCE ONEģ
      • We pay for two team members' flights, including travel
      • More can attend at your expense
    • A cash award of $10,000.

MORE INFO
To learn more about NMB, visit the official Web site, Facebook and YouTube. For questions, contact Burke Fort, Program Director, at fort@tsgc.utexas.edu or (512) 471-7225.

 

NASA Means Business Student Competition is funded by the Coalition for Space Exploration and NASA, and is managed by the Texas Space Grant Consortium.