When you see a beautiful image of Pluto, do you ever stop to think about how long it takes to get there and what kind of energy would power a spacecraft to take those pictures? It takes a special kind of power to gather data at the extremes of our solar system, and now, as we celebrate 60 years of nuclear power for space flight, NASA wants to hear about what energizes YOU!
The Power to Explore Challenge was open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade in U.S. public, private, and homeschools. Entries were accepted between Feb. 15 and April 13, 2022. Winners will be announced May 24.
NASA RPS Power to Explore Challenge
NASA has partnered with Future Engineers to host a writing challenge for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This contest gives students an opportunity to learn more about Radioisotope Power Systems that provides the power to explore at the extremes of our solar system and to celebrate their own unique power.