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Students Needed For The Florida Astronaut Challenge


Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Want to prove you have the right stuff?

High school students have until this Friday to apply for the Florida Astronaut Challenge.

The chosen teams will show off their Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM) skills through experiments and challenges.

Students will use a Mobile NASA Space Shuttle Flight simulator to bring their experiments to life. The simulator was created by the Florida State University Lab School.

Seven teams with five students each will be selected from the top scorers of the regional qualifier competition.

But teams have to ace a qualifying exam first.

The qualifier exam will be given at three locations in north, central and south Florida.

Contestants will answer 100 multiple-choice questions based on the Student Astronaut Challenge Manual.

Students will compete as a five-person team, so one bad test score could eliminate the entire team from contention.

Teams that make the cut will vie for first place at the state competition in Tallahassee March 8-10, 2013.

This year’s competition is dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died in August at age 82.


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