Designers Rise to NASA Challenges

Hannah Dunnigan (BRDD 2023, Economics, Industrial Design),Vice President of the RISD Space Design Club and Micro-G NEXT Team Lead, and Design and Manufacturing Lead on the Brown Space Engineering Big-Idea Team, is among Brown and RISD students working on getting three separate projects into outer space.

Hannah's involved with two challenges that have already received funding from NASA: The BIG Idea Challenge and Micro-G Next.  For the BIG Idea Challenge the team is using TEST-RAD (Tufted Electrostatic Solution to Regolith Adhesion Dilemma) to protect astronauts and their equipment from space dust.  In the Micro-G Next project the team is designing a dispenser that attaches to an astronaut’s space suit, to facilitate the collection of samples during space walks. 

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