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August 29th, 2005

NASA announces prizes

Abstract:
Borrowing a page from the playbook for the X Prize spaceship competition, NASA has set aside $400,000 over the next two years for competitions to encourage the development of wireless power transmission systems and super-strong tethers.

As for the tethers, Sponberg said the same super-strong materials could be adapted to make next-generation spacecraft lighter and more resilient. "You can imagine layers of carbon nanotubes being laid down, much like we do with composites today — and that's what we would take away," he said.

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