In an effort to create future Centennial Challenges, NASA is asking the general public to come up with (and submit) ambitious contest ideas
. For the next six weeks, the Innovative Partnerships Program will be accepting ideas
for new contests, with all submissions becoming public domain information. "According to NASA, any idea can be proposed for a prize competition that addresses challenges related to the mission of NASA in aeronautics, exploration, science, or space operations. Crosscutting topics or those that also address related national or global needs are especially valuable. The challenges must require basic and applied research, technology development or prototype demonstrations."