NASA on Tuesday announced six new goals as part of its Centennial Challenges Program, which gives financial incentives to encourage private research in space exploration. The space agency laid out draft rules for each of the new challenges and is now asking for feedback from groups that might participate in order to finalize those rules.
Some of the new goals are to engineer a lunar all-terrain vehicle, space suit, orbital sample return and solar sails. Prizes for the challenges will vary and are still not finalized, but could range from $500,000 to $5 million.
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