[Space] 2021.03.01

Challenges | Campaigns | Solicitations
NASA seeks solutions for energy distribution, management, or storage developable for space flight and future operation on the lunar surface. Up to $500K in prizes. September 25 - March 25, 2021. [Forward]
Planet Four is a citizen science project designed to help planetary scientists identify and measure features on the surface of Mars. Mapping these features sheds light on the Martian climate. [Forward]
The Orbital Assembly Corporation plans to build a habitable "space hotel" in low-Earth orbit that spins fast enough to generate artificial gravity. OAC is open for investors until April 1. [Forward]
XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling climate change. Teams will create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. Registration is April 22. [Forward]
NASA seeks innovative approaches for excavating icy regolith and delivering water in extreme lunar conditions to enable human presence on the Moon. $5,000,000 in prizes. Closes June 18, 2021. [Forward]
Vespera is a smart and fully automated combination telescope and camera. Observe the night sky, capture celestial photos, and learn about the Cosmos all in one place. [Forward]
Join thousands of volunteers to help identify and classify samples of variable stars using SuperWASP, the world's most successful ground-based survey for transiting exoplanets. [Forward]
Join thousands of volunteers and search for Planet 9 and new brown dwarfs in the backyard of the solar system using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. [Forward]
There are nearly 150 different kinds of variable stars, but not every one fits in these categories. Help Citizen ASAS-SN identify the most unusual variable stars in the Milky Way. [Forward]
Help the Hobby-Eberly Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) measure how fast the universe was expanding at different times in history to reveal the role of dark energy at different epochs. [Forward]
Write or draw your vision of why you think Earth needs Space on a postcard and have it launched into space and back on a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. [Forward]
This free moderated panel discussion explores cosmic culinary experiences and the history of space food system technology with unique experiences and perspectives from astronauts and experts in food science. [Forward]
This free virtual lecture explores the exciting recent discoveries regarding the supermassive black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, popular misconceptions about black holes, and a few intriguing possibilities. [Forward]
ISDC 2021 will highlight the public and private efforts to push the boundaries of space exploration. Registration and pricing are pending. May 27-30, 2021 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles. [Forward]
ISEC 2021 will focus on the Tether/Climber interface, Environmental Benefits of Space Elevators, and more. May 25-26, 2021 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles. Price is pending. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
SpaceX raised $850 million from 69 investors in its latest round, though details about the investors weren't disclosed. Recent reports state the new round valued the company at $74 billion. [Forward]
Artist illustration from Axiom Space
Axiom is “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn, meaning its valuation has surpassed $1 billion, putting the firm among the 10 most valuable private U.S. space companies. [Forward]
Stoke Space Technologies announced it raised $9.1 million in seed funding for 100% reusable rockets that could reduce the cost of space access by a factor of 20. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
New footage shows the Perseverance rover's entry, descent, and landing on the red planet. The footage includes close-up images of the Martian surface and a panorama of the landscape. [Forward]
Immediate efforts are directed at getting the equipment and high-gain antenna working properly. The goal is to reach a delta produced by water flows during Mars' early wet periods. [Forward]
There remains an incredible amount of work to be done on the rockets, the lander, spacesuits, and myriad other technologies needed to safely send humans to deep space and back. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
For the first time ever, astronomers may have glimpsed light from a world in a life-friendly orbit around another star. The candidate could be a “warm Neptune” or a mirage. [Forward]
Researchers may have discovered a way to study planets after they've been "buried" in white dwarfs. Astronomers also officially acknowledged discovering a distant body with a thousand-year orbit nicknamed “Farfarout.” [Forward]
The Kepler Telescope was built for one purpose; to search for exoplanets. It discovered thousands of exoplanets during its lifetime, including hot Jupiters, super-Earths, lava planets, and Trojan planets. [Forward]