The National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) now wants to public to design its new rover for the planet, Venus.
The U.S based space agency is now planning to explore the surface and atmosphere of Venus through an unmanned rover. The space agency has made it clear that it is ready to accept ideas for its design from the general public.
It is said that the conditions on Venus are very challenging and it would be difficult for the agency to send its rover on the planet’s surface.
Despite of these severe conditions, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is preparing for a mission to the glowing planet’s surface using an Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE).
As per the information received from the sources, NASA wants you to design a sensor that will allow the unmanned rover to avoid hindrances like rocks and tricky terrains.
NASA’s grand challenge has been dubbed as Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover.
The officials at NASA stated in a statement on the challenge’s website, ”To support AREE on its groundbreaking mission concept, JPL wants an equally groundbreaking impediment avoidance sensor, one that does not depend on exposed electronic systems.
This competition is open for all people even for those who do not come in the category rocket scientists.
As per the information provided by the officials the space agency, one who will come in the first place in the contest would win up to $15,000, second one would win up to $10,000 and the third one would win up to $5,000.