NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle

A collaboration between RISD and NASA's Johnson Space Center

Space travel and exploration is a technological challenge, but the human element has long been subservient other factors in the design and implementation of exploration vehicles. In this project, RISD students in collaboration with the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX designed a concept for the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), which will be a key component of EMC (Evolvable Mars Campaign).

Project collaborators: Jeremy Bass, Sung Wha Kang, Ji Hyo Kim, Minju Kim, Kenta Kondo, Savanna Li, Megan Valanidas and Azlee Yu.

Faculty advisor: Michael Lye.