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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Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur CubeSats get free rides into orbit, coders help space robot see, zero-g curry and veggie meatballs, educational seismic networks, Argentinian asteroid discovery, and a Japanese supernova discovery are some of this week's reports from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - February 15

Amateur Space Weekly - February 15

Crowdsourcing counts of lunar craters, using zero-g for art and education, public contributions to earthquake science, and schools exploring the Kuiper Belt are just some of last week's news about amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 25

Amateur satellites, teen robotics in space, crowdsourcing Mars geology, crowdsourcing pulsar discoveries, and space tourism in Arizona are just some of the news reports from the past week in amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 2

2015 closed with several news reports about amateurs and space. A French amateur discovered a nova in a neighboring galaxy. An Australian school uses wind tunnels and model rockets to teach physics. Teens will be sending experiments into space again. Crowdsourcing weather reports, comet searches, and black hole investigations. All of this and more....

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Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

The White House supports student space explorers with CubeSat design contest, Nasa opens Sample Return Robot Challenge, amateurs help discover exocomets (but not aliens), and more in this week's roundup of amateur space news.

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Alabama Rocketeers Praised by Local Press

Alabama’s Redstone Rocket wrote about the local middle and high school students who went to the Team America Rocketry Challenge in May. The Falcon Rocketeers finished 22nd in a field of 100 teams. The article writes about how the students used software simulations to design their rocket and ensure that it would meet the contest’s performance goals.

Amateur Space News Roundup May 24, 2014

Today’s amateur space headlines include astronomy tourism at Lake Tahoe, the inside story of a Nasa student rocket contest, progress in crowdsourced hurricane research, STEM rocketry in Bimidji, and another Mars One candidate profile.

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Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateurs help Nasa observe Jupiter’s shrinking Great Red Spot leads today’s news. Other headlines include dogecoin-financed lunar rover races, high school students collecting comet dust from Near Space, other high school projects in Near Space and microgravity, a student rocket team, an Australian amateur astronomer, and a Florida Mars One candidate.

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Amateur Space News April 7, 2014

Today's headlines include high school students sending experiments to the International Space Station, amateur satellite and rocketry projects, using satellites to document human rights abuses in South Sudan, and another profile of a Mars One candidate.

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