Current student challenge — ROADS on Asteroids

A space craft flies across a star field toward the asteroid Vesta, surrounded by a circle with the words Rover Observation and Drone Survey (ROADS) on Asteroids.NESSP’s 2020–2021 NASA National Student Challenge is ROADS on Asteroids! This year student teams will take a mission to the asteroid Vesta, encountering challenges including engineering and programming, analyses of biological signatures and geologic features, drone flight and impactor drops. ROADS on Asteroids is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, creating a fun, hands-on activity that can help students meet requirements. Curriculum for a companion course is also available.

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Upcoming ROADS on Asteroids events

NESSP Announcements

Meet an Expert: Robert J. Nemiroff of Astronomy Picture of the Day

As fans of APOD get to see daily, our universe is vast, amazing, and beautiful. For 25 years and counting, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day has been sharing “a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.” This December, NESSP is very excited to …

SME talk: NASA Artemis Program Overview [ROADS News for teams (July 23, 2020)]

G’day, challenge teams! This is a last-minute notification, but we’re excited to invite you to join us for this talk! Tomorrow — Friday, July 24 — we’ll be hearing from Patrick Troutman, lead for human exploration strategic assessments at the NASA Langley Research Center, who will be presenting an Artemis Program overview. The talk will …

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline is a collaborative K-12 education effort serving students, teachers, and their diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.