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2012-03-23 23:02:33

Fourteen districts across the nation were selected as the first-ever LEGO® Smart Schools Grant recipients Pittsburg, Kansas (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 News Highlights     Fourteen districts across the nation were selected as the first-ever LEGO® Smart Schools Grant recipients by LEGO Education North America and the Education Blueprints Association based on an extensive application process.     LEGO Smart Schools will implement a program with...

Student-designed Robots Take on March Madness
2012-03-16 03:17:20

Sixty-six national and international high school teams will take their robots to the courts this weekend to compete in the 21st season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. This year's theme is "Rebound Rumble." Students, teachers and fans will gather at the Long Beach Arena on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 to watch the robots in action. Preliminary matches are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, March...

LEGO Space Shuttle Takes Trip To Space Aboard Balloon
2012-03-07 05:20:47

A LEGO model of a NASA space shuttle was recently launched into space via a helium balloon by a German space shuttle fan. YouTube user Raul Oaida said he and Steve Sammartino used a helium balloon bigger than a human being to carry a GoPro camera, GPS system and the Space Shuttle to an altitude of 21.7 miles. The mission took two-and-a-half hours to complete, traveling above clouds and into the stratosphere. He and Sammartino launched the LEGO model of the space shuttle from central...

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS Model In Space
2012-02-27 14:33:59

Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa recently built a LEGO model of the International Space Station while aboard the orbiting laboratory. CollectSPACE.com reported that the astronaut built the two-foot-long model of ISS in just a couple of hours. "It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station," Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com. He said building the LEGO model in space was similar to how the 200...

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2012-01-27 10:48:27

Two weeks ago, teenagers Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, attached a Lego figurine replete with maple leaf flag to a helium balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air. The journey was filmed using four cameras and showed the Lego astronaut in the reaches of space. The entire trip cost around $400 in total. A GPS receiver was attached to a styrofoam box carrying the cameras, balloon and Lego-naut. The students launched the professionally made weather balloon and watched as it...


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