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Competition: Conceptualize Space Exploration. Deadline: Oct. 13, 2010

257849main_S74-17456_full-3Students ages 10–17 years old are invited to participate in the International Youth Art Competition to express their ideas about the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical, or digital art. Winners will receive a certificate of achievement, other prizes, and an invitation to attend the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium in April 2011.The best art will be displayed in an online gallery and on-site at the Symposium, where current human space exploration leaders, including astronauts and scientists, will hear what the young winners have to say. Submission Deadline: October 13, 2010.

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Event: A Visit to Mars, August 4, 2010. Washington, DC

Mars PackingAuthor Mary Roach speaks at an evening lecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. on Wed., Aug. 4, to discuss her new book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She describes how astronauts prepare for and endure their trips to space, what happens when you don’t walk on the ground for a year, and the overall experience of space simulations. Cost: $25 Gen. Admission, $15 Member. Program Ended.

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Website: Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA, dedicated to the global aerospace profession, supports a Website with a number of helpful resources for teachers, including: a 1903 Wright Flyer Simulation, Interactive Activities
Fun Activities, Puzzles & Games, Books & Movies, Homework Help, Engineering Links, and K-12 Curriculum.

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