Axiom Space announces Axiom STARS: Axiom Space Technology And Research Scholarship
Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Axiom Space is building the first-ever commercial space station, which will launch into Low Earth Orbit in 2024 and serve as a state-of-the-art orbital laboratory for conducting research, manufacturing products, and capturing Earth observation data.
This makes us wonder how the space-based platforms like Axiom Station will change our lives.
Why space? Because there is no place on Earth where prolonged exposure to weightlessness is possible. This can occur only in space, in a fast-moving spacecraft in freefall. On Earth, all organisms are under the influence of gravity for their entire lives. But, when the effect of gravity is eliminated, behavior of biological systems is altered at even the most fundamental level, the gene, in all living organisms (for example animals, plants, yeast, bacteria, viruses).
How will you use the microgravity platform to understand biology or cure disease?
When you take gravity out of the equation, the physical properties of materials change. While on Earth, objects fall to the ground or heavier materials sink to the bottom of a container due to gravity. But, in a weightless environment, materials mix more evenly.
What new material will you create or discover as a result of lack of gravity?
How will the weightless environment inspire you to re-design everyday things you might take for granted on Earth (like a coffee cup, a hot shower, a washing machine, or oven-baked cookies)?
What will you discover in the unique space environment?
What inventions will those discoveries lead to?
Axiom Space is supporting ASGSR in its mission to encourage exchange of ideas by bringing together a diverse group of individuals to translate basic research into applied technologies for space. All this so that we can build a thriving home for humanity in space.
The Axiom Space STARS Scholarship will open in April 2021.
In the meantime, RSVP to express your interest in Axiom STARS.
We’ll send you an email when the application launches on April 1.
Start thinking about a space-based entrepreneurial idea.
Anyone is welcome to submit an entrepreneurial idea. However, to be eligible to receive the scholarship prize, you must confirm:
- You are at least 18 years of age and an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in November 2021.
- Your proposal is original. You developed the concept and authored the proposal.
- You are a member of ASGSR in good standing.
- You are a citizen of the world (US citizenship is not a requirement).
- You are Visionary. Imaginative. Passionate.
*If the ASGSR membership fee is prohibitive due to financial hardship, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org