NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (NASA SUITS)


NASA SUITS is looking for undergraduate and/or graduate student teams to submit a written proposal to design, build, and test an information display system within an augmented reality (AR) environment to assist astronauts in completing spacewalk tasks.  The challenge is to demonstrate different modes of visual and audio communication in order to determine the best methods for displaying and communicating information to astronauts. The test week will take place May 21-25, 2018 at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Interested students should start by forming a team within their institution including at least one Faculty Sponsor and submitting a proposal at
Hurry! Proposals are due Friday, December 15, 2017! 


“Galaxy Gala” at The Leonardo

Galaxy Gala at The LeonardoJoin The Leonardo in celebrating the opening of their newest exhibit, Alien Worlds and Androids, at their Galaxy Gala this Friday, January 27th. This is not your typical “black tie” gala. Instead, you’re encouraged to come dressed in your favorite alien, comic book, sci-fi, fantasy or movie character costume for a night of extra-terrestrial fun! Every tickets includes hearty appetizers, two drink tickets, and lots of fun! To get tickets, or for more information, visit their website at

Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the first 2016 Travel Grant application opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering.

The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research. The Spring 2016 Travel Grant application deadline is April 1, 2016. Jerry Soffen, a biologist by training, led a distinguished career in NASA, including serving as the Project Scientist for Viking and as an architect for the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The Travel Grant continues Jerry’s dedication to educating and involving future generations in space science and engineering pursuits. The electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website:

Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to: