LEGO announced the winners of its “NASA’s Future Missions: Imagine. Invent. BUILD” competition that asked young LEGO enthusiasts to combine real NASA research with their vision for the future of spaceflight or air travel using LEGOs. The “Flying Extinguisher 4000 Fish Eagle” won in the young builders division, designed for putting out wildfires and boasting vertical and short field takeoff and landing capabilities, with a wing designed for traveling long distances. But the winner overall was 13-year-old Claes Sundstrom’s “Hydrogen Powered Regional Airliner” designed to reduce fuel consumption, noise and emissions with a blended hybrid wing body and hydrogen-fueled, turboelectric engines. Winners got a special trophy and NASA souvenirs.
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