2013 Caltech Space Challenge

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This year's Caltech Space Challenge was led by Aerospace graduate students Nick Parziale and Jason Rabinovitch. The competition divided 32 students from 21 different universities into two teams: Voyager and Explorer. The teams had to devise a detailed plan to send astronauts to one of Mars' two moons, Phobos or Deimos. Team Voyager was announced as the winner at a reception at the Athenaeum after each team presented their plan to a jury of space experts. [Space.com article] [Pasadena Star-News article] [Pasadena Sun article]

Left to right: Jon Mihaly, Garrett Reisman, Beverley McKeon, Jason Rabinovitch, Buzz Aldrin, Nick Parziale, Joe Parrish, and Tom Prince

Left to right: Jon Mihaly, Garrett Reisman, Beverley McKeon, Jason Rabinovitch, Buzz Aldrin, Nick Parziale, Joe Parrish, and Tom Prince

Team Explorer at JPL in front of the Explorer mission spare.

Team Explorer at JPL in front of the Explorer mission spare.

Members of the winning team Voyager hard at work.

Members of the winning team Voyager hard at work.

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