Kalispell’s RoboScouts prep for NASA-sponsored competition

NBC Montana
May 14, 2019
By Marian Davidson

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Kids are usually technology savvy, but one group in Kalispell takes that to a new level. RoboScout — Kalispell’s Girl Scout robotics team — has been coding, building and programming robots for years.

The group of middle school girls is preparing for their next competition this summer in Helena. It’s called the Apollo Next Great Leap Student Challenge. It’s sponsored by NASA and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Students Relive Apollo 11 Moon Landing with NASA’s ‘Next Giant Leap’ Challenge

Space.com
February 4, 2019
By Meghan Bartels

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If you could put anything on the moon to represent you and your community, what would you choose?

Students across the country will need to tackle that question, among others, as part of the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, a contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first human moon landing. Created by a NASA educational program particularly focused on underserved communities, the challenge will ask participating students to land drones near the Apollo 11 landing site on a map of the moon’s landscape, place a payload representing their community to leave behind on the moon and complete science activities.