Teenagers Making Science Breakthroughs

19 03 2010

The Intel Science Talent Search challenges high school seniors to think about using science to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.

This year’s first place winner was 18-year oldĀ Erika DeBenedictis, who developed a computer program that shows spacecraft can explore the solar system using much less fuel than previously thought. Erika’s software would help a spacecraft make use of the planets’ gravity and orbits to help it move through space. Spacecraft that use less fuel are lighter and cheaper to launch, which means Erika’s breakthrough could make it easier for scientists to discover cool things about our solar system!

Name the Next Mars Rover

21 01 2009

NASA is holding an essay contest for kids to name the next Mars rover. Go to NASA’s website to get details about the contest and learn more about Mars spacecraft!



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