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VEX 2019-2020 Challenge

VEX announced their new challenge for the 2019-2020 season "Tower Takeover" where two team alliances face off by placing Cubes in Towers, or scoring Cubes in Goals. The Alliance with the highest score at the end of two minutes wins!

2019 FIRST Robotics Competiion Season

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The 2019 FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions is over! We just want to remind all teams that received a NASA Sponsorship Grant that you must still submit your Chairmans Award and complete the Exit Survey!




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Submit Your Name to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be affixed to the rover.

Would you like to send your name to Mars with the 2020 Mars Rover? NASA is giving the public the opportunity to send their names - stenciled on chips - to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover. The rover is scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021.

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NASA's InSight Captures Audio of First Likely 'Quake'

This image, taken March 19, 2019 by a camera on NASAís Mars InSight lander, shows the roverís domed Wind and Thermal Shield, which covers its seismometer, the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure, and the Martian surface in the background.

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake."

The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such as wind. Scientists still are examining the data to determine the exact cause of the signal.

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Last Updated: June 26, 2019
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