#BlastOff Design Challenge Design & Build A Rocket, Then Design & Build A Launcher That Will Send It As High And Fast As Possible.

This is the First STEM Challenge sponsored by the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation! Our hope is that creativity and innovation will be inspired through monthly STEM activities.

Entries must be submitted to Flipgrid by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 15th.

*Email whitney.hernandez@cravenk12.org for additional resources.

On Saturday, May 30th, 2020 NASA And SpaceX Successfully Launched Astronauts From An American Launch Site To The International Space Station For The First Time Since 2011.


A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:22 p.m. EDT May 30, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, for an extended stay at the space station for the Demo-2 mission. The specific duration of the mission is to be determined.

The First STEM Challenge is to...

You might find these resources helpful as you prepare and plan for your design.

The images below are a few ideas to get your brainstorming started.

**These videos are a good way to introduce yourself to making and launching rockets at home. However, you are challenged to create your own rocket and launching system, not to just follow these instructions.

Retrieved on 5/31/20 from https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/edp.html

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Created By
Michelle Smith


Created with an image by NASA - "Bright Center Star Cluster"