NASA’s Free Flying Robot Challenge



Welcome to the NASA Free Flying Robot Mission Patch & Naming Challenge sponsored by the NASA Tournament Lab!

In October, 2014, NASA announced a challenge to develop a name and design a mission patch for a “Free Flying Robot” that will be used on-board the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The robot was previously called the “Free Flying Robot”. Not that catchy, right?

And that’s where NASA needed help from the Topcoder community – to help design a custom mission patch AND develop a name for the Free Flying Robot.

The challenge was successfully completed in November, 2014. NASA opted to combine elements of the winning placements into the final mission patch – the winning name is: Astrobee

Over 818 folks registered for the challenge, with 83 checkpoint submissions and 30 final submissions.

For more information about the FFR program, check out our blog for more info, and a cool “user scenario”.

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