U-M BLiSS team wins NASA ‘Moon to Mars’ challenge grant

By | June 29, 2020
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U-M Bioastronautics and Life Support System. (Courtesy of BLiSS.)

The University of Michigan’s Bioastronautics and Life Support System (BLiSS) was selected by NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Artemis project objectives.

BLiSS is a student-run research team at U-M open to undergraduate and graduate students. It was founded by Daniil Abramov in 2015 to design, build, and test deep-space habitat prototype technology. BLiSS’s submission, “Voice Interactions Management of Gateway,” will focus on voice command technology.

From the National Space Grant Foundation website:

“The Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2021 Academic Innovation Challenge is a university-level challenge designed to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities. It has been organized to help bridge strategic knowledge gaps and increase knowledge in capabilities and technology risk reduction related to NASA’s vision and missions.”

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