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2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Season is Now Over

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With the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Houston and Detroit Championships over and the season coming to an end. We would like to take this time and congratulate everyone who participated in the 2018 FRC season!!

For the teams that received a NASA grant, please make sure to have your team complete their exit surveys in the link below.

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Drilling Success: Curiosity is Collecting Mars Rocks

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Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in more than a year. Curiosity tested percussive drilling this past weekend, penetrating about 2 inches (50 millimeters) into a target called "Duluth.".

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Aims to Get Its Rhythm Back

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NASA's Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again. Engineers have been working for the past year to restore the rover's full drilling capabilities, which were hampered in 2016 due to a mechanical problem. Later this weekend, they'll be adding percussion to a new technique already in use on Mars.

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Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.

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VEX 2018 - 2019 Challenge

VEX announced their new challenge for the 2018-2019 season "Turning Point" where two team alliances face off by High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots onto Platforms. The Team with the Higest Score wins!

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Last Updated: May 26, 2018
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