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NASA is taking remote learning to the Moon! Artemis Essay Contest for Gr. K-12

Posted on: November 4, 2020 | Category: Community

NASA Artemis Essay ContestENTRIES DUE: December 17, 2020 | 11:59 PM PST

Are you a student in kindergarten through 12th grade? Do you love anything related to space or dream of traveling to the Moon?

NASA wants your essay about what it might be like if you were living with a pod of astronauts 250,000 miles from Earth! And, get this, if you are selected as a national winner, you and a parent will win a trip to see the Artemis test launch and watch the most powerful rocket in the world launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida!

What should be in your essay?

Your challenge is to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole – with the whole world cheering you on. Tell us about the types of skills, attributes, and/or personality traits that you would want your Moon Pod crew to have and why. How many would be in your pod? And of course, you’ll need high tech gear and gadgets! In your essay, also describe one machine, robot, or technology that you would leave on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon.

Essay Requirements:

  • Grades K-4: Essay, up to 100 words
  • Grades 5-8: Essay, up to 200 words
  • Grades 9-12: Essay, up to 300 words
  • Please DO NOT put your name in your entry
  • For all entry requirements and judging criteria please read the RULES

What do you get if you write an essay? And what if you win?

  • Every student who submits an entry will receive a certificate from NASA and be invited to a special NASA virtual event – with an astronaut!
  • Semifinalists will be invited to represent their state or territory in a series of Artemis Explorer sessions with NASA experts.
  • Nine finalists will travel with a parent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center next summer to learn about lunar exploration, and the national winner in each grade division will win a family trip to see the first Artemis test launch to watch the most powerful rocket in the world launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Remember to get your entry in by December 17, 2020 | 11:59 PM PST

Godspeed and good luck!

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