January 30, 2019
By Alan Boyle
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Fifty years after the first Apollo moon landing, students from across the country will get a chance to re-enact the feat with drones and robots, thanks to an educational challenge orchestrated by NASA and the University of Washington’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline.
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.
The Seattle Times
February 11, 2019
By Katherine Long
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“A national competition sponsored by NASA and run by a University of Washington educational consortium is aimed at inspiring students to think about science, space travel, and the history of America’s journeys to the moon.”