NASA - Robotics Mining Competition

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

 Today we visited Kennedy Space Center on a field trip.  The kids programed the Mind storm robots to do a maze during their class time.  After their class we visited the area where colleges from around the country design robots to pick up moon dirt.  
The object of the competition is to design an efficient bot to collect the most dirt. 

 Above is an example of  robots we saw. 

 We got to see Florida Tech (my Alma Mater) compete against Florida International University.  Florida Tech won!  We cheered the FL Tech robot on of course!

 There were other education stations the kids went to where they got stamps at each area.  The stations were:  mine and build, space dirt 101, robot row, say Cheese!, and failure is not an option.  

 After doing all their passport stations, we went to Atlantis and experienced a space shuttle launch and got to see the real Atlantis shuttle.  It was really cool! 

 We even got to talk to a guy who used to work on the Space Shuttles. 

 The kids also explored a portion of the space station! 

 Then we visited the Angry Birds area. 
The best part of this field trip was that it was free!!!!


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