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As this new web site changes and grows, past features will be archived here. The date each item was moved from the front page is noted.

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June 27
Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim
Mars Rover PCAM

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.

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June 23
International MATE ROV Competition
MATE website logo

The 2017 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) competition highlights the role that ROVs will play in streamlining commerce, maintaining entertainment, and ensuring both health and safety of port cities of the future.

The 16th annual MATE international ROV competition will take place June 23-25, 2017 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, USA.

NASA RAP & MATE will be streaming the event live during the competition! Check the links below for the web stream.

+ Webcast
+ Competition Details

June 09
NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
Curiosity Mars rover mudstone outcrop area called

NASA scientist have found evidence from the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover that suggest there was changes in conditions in the water environments over time.

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May 15
2017 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER)
Botball robot logo

The 2017 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Norman Hotel & Conference Center located in Norman, Oklahoma. The conference is intended for anyone that is interested in robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) education. The conference takes place from July 8th - 12th, 2017 with pre-conference workshops beginning on July 7th. The last day to register online is Friday, June 24th!

+ More Information
+ Events
+ Schedule
+ Registration

May 05
VEX 2017-2018 Challenge

VEX announced their new challenge for the 2017-2018 season "In The Zone" where two team alliances face off to stack cones on goals and moving the mobile goals to score more points!

May 04
NASA Computing Challange
High-Performance Fast Computing Challange slide

Do you, or someone you know, know how to program computers? NASA has a challenging assignment for you.

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May 01
2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship
NASA Meatball Logo and FIRST Robotics Competition Logo

Now that the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) St. Louis and Houston Championships are over and FRC Teams look forward to the FIRST Festival of Champions on July 28-29, 2017 you can check out the results and rankings in the links below. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2017 FRC season!!

+ Competition Results
+ Festival of Champions Info

+ Exit Survey
+ Exit Survey Submissions

April 24
2017 FIRST Robotics St. Louis Championship
NASA Meatball Logo and FIRST Robotics Competition Logo
The FIRST Robotics St. Louis Championship takes place April 26-29, 2017 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis! This event brings together teams from around the world to compete in one of the largest robotics competitions.

For those that cannot make it to the event, you can check out the webcasts in the links below.

+ Webcasts
+ Spectator Schedule
+ Event Details

+ Exit Survey
+ Survey Submissions

April 17
2017 FIRST Robotics Houston Championship
NASA Spidernaut and Centaur exhibit at FRC Innovation Faire Houston, TX

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Houston Championship is taking place on April 19th-22nd, in Houston, TX. Attending the Championship in person, check out the NASA exhibit at the FIRST Innovation Faire. NASA will be exhibiting two very exciting robots, Spidernaut and Centaur.

+ FIRST Innovation Faire
+ FRC Championship Info.
+ Spidernaut Info.
+ Centaur Info

March 21
Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
PUFFER (2 wheeled micro rover) was outfitted for field testing in snow during a recent trip to Antarctica's Mt. Erebus.

The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout.

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February 27
2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Webcasts
NASA Meatball Logo and FIRST Robotics Competition Logo

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions are finally upon us! Are you ready? Check out our compilation of webcasts in the link below! Webcasts will be linked as they become available.

+ Regional Webcast List
+ Game Animation, Kickoff, Field Walk-through

+ NASA FRC Team Awards List
+ FIRST Robotics

January 07
2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff
NASA Logo & FIRST Robotics Competition Logo
The 2017 kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Teams have the opportunity to meet at "local" Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season. The 2017 Kickoff took place on Saturday January 7th, 2017.

+ Kickoff Details
+ Archived Kickoff
+ Field Walk-Through
+ Game Animation

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Last Updated: June 27, 2017
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