NESSP April News! 🗓
Artemis ROADS Updates
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Artemis ROADS Low Earth Orbit Payloads
If your team submitted results to show they achieved “Low Earth Orbit” look out for a package to arrive in the next couple of weeks. Don’t worry! Your team can still submit the final challenge results by the May 10th deadline even if your team did not make a Low Earth Orbit submission.
Artemis ROADS Final Challenge Events
We have posted the dates and locations of the Artemis ROADS Final Challenge Hub Events (see Mission Objective 9) on the Artemis ROADS Schedule Page. You will receive additional details via email from the coordinators for these events and during the Mission Advisor Support Session on May 5th. If you have questions about an event near you or submitting your results virtually, please email email@example.com.
Artemis ROADS CWU Ellensburg and Virtual Hub Interest Forms
The Washington & Oregon Hub event is planned for the weekend of June 3 – 4, 2023 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Please complete this form (Washington Final Event Form) by April 30, 2023 to help us gauge interest.
If your team is too far from a final event location or would prefer to submit virtually, please fill out this form (Virtual Final Event Form) to let us know if you would like to make an appointment to present “live” results virtually. You may change your mind at a later date!
Please complete either form by April 30, 2023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-963-3105 with questions.
Artemis ROADS FAQs!
We are getting good questions about rovers and the final challenge as teams start working toward the finish line. We have created a list of FAQs on the Challenge’s Resource Page. Please take a look and visit a NESSP Office Hour if you still have questions.
Schedule a Rover Support Sessions
You can schedule an appointment with one of our NESSP assistants on this page (note the time zone): LEGO Spike Programming Assistance if your team needs help building or programming their robot. We may add additional times, depending on your interest.
Summer Science Programs for High School Students are Now Accepting Applications!
The Explore Mars Academy is a residential academy at Central Washington University. We are looking for students entering 9th or 10th grade (14 to 16-year-olds) with a strong interest in science, engineering, and math. Participants will learn about planetary geology, space flight, robots, and rockets. Preference will be given to low-income, underrepresented, and college-bound students. The Explore Mars Academy is free, but space is limited.
Learn more here and apply here: https://nwessp.org/explore-mars-academy-about/
The High Altitude Balloon Academy is a residential academy at Central Washington University. Students entering grades 11th and 12th will plan, build, and launch a high-altitude balloon. Hands-on activities will teach participants about flight, sensors, payloads, and ballooning. Preference will be given to low-income, underrepresented, and college-bound students. The High Altitude Balloon Academy is free, but space is limited.
Learn more here and apply here: https://nwessp.org/high-altitude-balloon-academy/