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New Closing Date for Mars-Related Non-Reimbursable Agreement Competition October 29, 2018

Updated on October 3, 2018 - 4:16 PM CDT
Posted on August 9, 2018 - 3:46 PM CDT

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Announcement for Proposals (AFP) For a Partnership Agreement Related to Science Engagement Opportunities for the NASA Mars 2020 Project (NNH18ZDA016K)

Point of Contact: George Tahu; Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters:

This AFP solicits proposals to define, organize, and execute a contest for U.S. K-12 students to select a name for the Mars 2020 rover launching in 2020 on a non-reimbursable, i.e., no-exchange-of-funds, basis. The Mars 2020 rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars 2020 mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including key questions about the potential for life on Mars. See:

NASA seeks proposals from eligible organizations that are innovative, inspirational, and utilize avenues of high impact for reaching a diversity of populations and broadening participation. The successful proposer will conduct a contest during the 2019 spring academic semester to evaluate, select, and deliver to NASA by July 31, 2019, the top 25 names that have been proposed and the associated nomination materials submitted by the students.

NNH18ZDA016K Responses are due no later than 11:59 pm Eastern time, October 29, 2018.  (Original Closing Date 10/9/2018) See the full AFP, frequently asked questions, etc. at:,