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Arts & Mathematics to Underserved Students

National Space Club Florida Florida Committee Luncheon

Luncheon at the Radisson Resort at the Port – Therrin Protze, DNPS and Hall of Fame award presentations. RSVP

Planetary Lander Egg-Drop Competition

Planetary Lander Egg-Drop Competition

We are excited to announce that the Florida Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, will be coordinating this year’s Planetary Lander ‘Egg- Drop’ Competition (PLEDC)! The annual Planetary Lander ‘Egg-Drop’ Competition (PLEDC) challenges K-12 students across Florida to design and build their own lander in which a raw-egg must survive a drop of almost 20-feet, just as a real NASA lander would on the Moon, Mars or an asteroid. The 2016 PLEDC Competition will be held on Saturday, April 30th 2016 at the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County. Registration for teams opened Friday, January 8th 2016. Informal and formal students are invited (schools, classrooms, community-based organizations, etc..). Teams can visit the competition website at http://planetarylander.blogspot.com/ to register and subscribe to the PLEDC newsletter. Please forward this along to all of your contacts who might be interested, and feel free to join us the day of the competition! The original competition titled the “Lunar Lander Eggs PRIZE” was initiated by the Earthrise Space Foundation (ESF) and was held at the International Space Development Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2009. Teachers were inspired by the competition and requested that it be continued. Space Florida took the lead and ran the egg-drop competition from 2010-2015. Now, FAN is pleased to have been asked to coordinate this wonderful competition and in doing so help generate interest and promote students’ understanding of STEM through an exciting and engaging...

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