The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with NineSigma, has announced the award recipients of its Recycling in Space challenge. According to NASA, the purpose of the challenge aims to help NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems and space programs develop waste-to-energy technology that can recycle plastic waste into useful gases.
The award recipients are:
- Aurelian Zapciu of Romania: $10,000 for first place, Waste Pre-Processing Unit
- Derek McFall of the U.S.: $2,500 for second place, Microgravity Waste Management System
- Ayman Ragab Ahmed Hamdallah of Egypt: $2,500 for second place, Trash-Gun (T-Gun)