(The deadline to apply to this has been extended to May 22nd)
Greetings FIRST Teams!
We hope you all enjoyed the FIRST Launch season as much as we did!
Applications are now open for the Lunar Legacy Robotics Invitational, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. This is your chance to test your robot where NASA tested theirs!
When: July 19 and 20, 2019
Exactly 50 years to the day from the 1st Moon Landing
Where: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
For: FIRST Lego League “Into Orbit” teams
FIRST Tech Challenge “Rover Ruckus” teams
Cost: $250 per team
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Questions: Contact Patti Strones, FIRST VISTA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the robotics competition, teams will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions and tour historic sites in Flagstaff that supported the Apollo program including Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered) and the “cinders” where NASA tested their Lunar Rover and trained the Apollo Astronauts.
The Lunar Legacy Invitational is part of a year-long celebration of Flagstaff’s role in the Apollo missions. You can learn more about the Lunar Legacy events here: https://www.flagstaffarizona.org/go/lunarlegacy/
We hope to see you this summer in Flagstaff!
Christine Sapio & Dave Thompson
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Partners