Young Astronaut Day is a STEM outreach event for students in grades 1-12. Every year since 1992, NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH hosts students from grades 1st-12th to compete in hands-on activities related to engineering problem solving. These range from pasta towers and egg drops to lego robots. The activities vary from year to year and all have an aerospace theme. Ribbons are awarded to the top three teams of each activity. During the day, the students also engage in the ‘Canstruction®’ community service activity. In partnership with Herschman Architects, the students assemble an aerospace themed structure (like the space shuttle or Curiosity rover) out of donated canned foods. The day long activity includes a presentation from a NASA astronaut, lunch, and a full afternoon of competition.
The 25th Annual Young Astronaut Day is planned for
Saturday October 28, 2017
At the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH
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If you have any question regarding registration please contact Ashlie Flegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.433.8037.
**Registration is now closed! Video of the Lottery for the Pilot teams can be found here**