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The NASA MAKE Challenge

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The NASA MAKE Challenge!

MAKE is happy to announce that we’re partnering with Teachers in Space and NASA’s Emerging Commercialization Space Office (ECSO) to organize the first MAKE Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to develop inexpensive science kits that can be built in a classroom and then sent on-board suborbital flights to conduct experiments. The NASA MAKE Challenge promises to take advantage of DIY innovations to expand the number of experiments that are able to fly and increase our knowledge of space. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011.


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