American students get ready for Team America Rocketry Challenge

American students get ready for Team America Rocketry Challenge

Registration for next year's Team America Rocketry Challenge opened yesterday. More than 5,000 middle and high school students across the United States and its territories will compete to launch model rockets at the national finals - and represent America in international competition.

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Teen space explorers enter Google Science Fair regional finals

Teen space explorers enter Google Science Fair regional finals

Young space explorers from Europe and the United States became regional finalists in the 2015 Google Science Fair with projects ranging from spacecraft engineering to astrophysics to exobiology (life on other worlds).

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UK, Austrian teens take European CanSat championships

The European Space Agency (Esa) announced the results of the European CanSat 2015 competition. The program challenges European teens to design, build, and launch a model satellite, giving them hands-on experience with the engineering and science of space exploration.

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Teen research projects lost in space

After the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket last week, media across the country focused on the teenagers who lost their science projects in the accident. But failure won’t get in the students’ way - Nasa and its partners have committed to getting the students’ research into space.

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Martian Motivation: Mars One candidates' grassroots education outreach program

Martian Motivation: Mars One candidates' grassroots education outreach program

I spoke with Mars One candidates in the US, the UK, and Australia about their grassroots education outreach efforts and how they hope to make Earth a better place by inspiring kids around the world to study science and mathematics.

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Venus for the Armchair Space Explorer

Amateurs can explore space - and contribute to science - from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the Internet, the power of personal computers, and space agencies’ open data policies. This post collects resources I’ve found that amateurs can use to explore the planet Venus. This is part of a series of posts about Armchair Space Exploration

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