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VEX 2019-2020 Challenge

VEX announced their new challenge for the 2019-2020 season "Tower Takeover" where two team alliances face off by placing Cubes in Towers, or scoring Cubes in Goals. The Alliance with the highest score at the end of two minutes wins!

2019 FIRST Robotics Competiion Season

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The 2019 FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions is over! We just want to remind all teams that received a NASA Sponsorship Grant that you must still submit your Chairmans Award and complete the Exit Survey!




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NASA's InSight Captures Audio of First Likely 'Quake'

This image, taken March 19, 2019 by a camera on NASAís Mars InSight lander, shows the roverís domed Wind and Thermal Shield, which covers its seismometer, the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure, and the Martian surface in the background.

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake."

The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such as wind. Scientists still are examining the data to determine the exact cause of the signal.

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Build an Open Source Rover

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Want to build your own six wheeled rover like the ones on Mars? NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created the "Open Source Rover Project" which provides the plans for anyone to build a rover. This rover is quite capable thanks to the rocker-bogie design with differential pivot and six wheeled Ackerman steering!

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Last Updated: May 19, 2019
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