NASA to Host Student Rocket Launch Competition

NASA to Host Student Rocket Launch Competition

NASA will host almost 50 high school, college and university teams from 22 states at the its 16th annual Student Launch competition and second annual Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) Challenge, April 13-16 in Huntsville and Toney, Alabama.

These events engage students across the country in NASA’s Journey to Mars through hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The MAV Challenge and Student Launch are open to the public and will stream live online.

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The Academic Affairs Office at Marshall manages Student Launch, to further NASA’s major education goal of attracting and encouraging students to pursue degrees and careers in STEM.

NASA’s Office of Education and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, as well as Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division of Promontory, Utah, provide funding and leadership for the initiative.

The Centennial Challenges program is managed at Marshall and supported by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington.

Photo courtesy: NASA

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