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Send Your Name to Mars

NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to Mars aboard the Orion spacecraft. Orion's first flight, a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test mission is scheduled for  Dec. 4. Your name's journey continues after splashdown as the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars. The deadline submit your name to the test flight is. Oct. 31. Join the conversation on social media with #JourneyToMars.

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CAP and AFA Join Hands To Support ACE

With help from AFA and CAP, administrators and teachers at Camino Real Elementary School in a small Texas city have inspired students about new STEM careers. On "ACE Day," students learn about aerospace and even visit a nearby airport, where CAP and AFA volunteers literally show them the career heights they can reach with strong math and science skills. (AFA Wingman)

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2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge

Registration opened Sept. 2 in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). In the world's largest rocket contest, some 7,000 students nationwide design, build and fly a model rocket that must reach a specific altitude and duration. Organizers hope to encourage students to study math and science and seek aerospace careers. The top 100 teams after qualification flights go to the finals in Washington, D.C., in May. Top 10 finishers split $60,000 in cash and scholarships. Registration continues through Dec. 12, 2014

 Get more information and register your team.

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