Mouser Electronics, the global authorised distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates the winners in Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Space Challenge – the latest contest in Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program. The two lucky winners, Roberto Chiesa Bartelmebs of Brazil and Rodolfo Magnus of Texas will have their photographs and ideas sent to the Moon.
The Empowering Innovation Space Challenge, accessible only on Mouser.com, marks a historic event in space as the first commercial lunar landing. To prove their genius, the entrants submitted a photo and idea, in 100 words or less, on what technology best represents the world today. The engineering community shared their ideas online to receive votes for which idea and photo should travel aboard Astrobotic’s Griffin Lander to the Moon.
Both winners will have their entry and photo placed on the Moon’s surface in the Astrobotic MoonMail capsule. Roberto’s entry, in part, said: “Digital electronics is the mother of current technologies and with it the software that manages the information. Electronics can move the world. The Moon cannot be different.”
And, Rodolfo’s entry said: “The internet represents today’s world better than other technologies because for the first time we humans are connected in ways that before were only dreams…. This technology will be fundamental when colonizing the Moon to remain connected to our Mother Earth.”
“I can’t think of a more ultimate prize to capture and inspire the imaginations of engineers’ worldwide,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser’s president and CEO. “This Space Challenge was a great follow-up to the Robotic Challenges. We’d really like to thank Astrobotic for their partnership. Sending a personal payload to the moon is an unbelievable engineering prize.”
“We are excited to welcome Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together Space Challenge winners aboard our first lunar mission,” says John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. “This partnership is a great example of how Astrobotic is opening up access to the moon for companies, governments, universities, and individuals. The winners will forever be connected with the Moon in the night sky thanks to Mouser and Astrobotic.”
The Space Challenge is part of the Empowering Innovation Together program – a way that Mouser and Imahara are connecting with engineers through innovation and creativity that defines engineering design.
The Empowering Innovation Together Space Exploration Series is sponsored by Platinum Program Partner Microsemi and Diamond sponsors Vishay Intertechnology and Phoenix Contact.
To learn more about Grant Imahara, the Empowering Innovation Together campaign and Mouser partnership, www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.