Deadline: July 21, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: K-12 Students who attended US public, private, or home schools during the 2019-2020 school year (including U.S. territories & possessions and schools operated by the U.S. for the children of American personnel overseas). Student interns and children of employees of NASA are not eligible to enter.

Next Moon Step Challenge 2020

The “Next Moon Step” is a summer challenge leading up to an Artemis essay contest this fall, and you are encouraged to start some out-of-this-world brainstorming now!

When Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the Moon in 1969, he famously said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Now over 50 years later, NASA’s Artemis program will return astronauts to the Moon. Let them know what it means to you!

What you’d say if you stepped foot on the moon and create an image of your footprint

Your challenge is to create an image of your footprint (photo or artwork) and explain what you would say, in 20 words or less, if you were the next person to step foot on the Moon.

Your entry must be appropriate and original, and must not have been submitted for any other challenge or previously published. Exceptional entries may be marked in the gallery with “NASA gold stars”.

An education program for the innovators of tomorrow

The “Next Moon Step” Challenge is presented in support of NASA’s Artemis program. The student challenge is part of NASA’s efforts to engage the public in its missions to the Moon and Mars.

NASA is returning to the Moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits, and inspiration for a new generation. Working with its partners throughout the Artemis program, the agency will fine-tune precision landing technologies and develop new mobility capabilities that allow robots and crew to travel greater distances and explore new regions of the Moon.

On the surface, the agency has proposed building a new habitat and rovers, testing new power systems and much more to get ready for human exploration of Mars.

Charged with returning to the Moon in the next four years, NASA’s Artemis program will reveal new knowledge about the Moon, Earth, and our origins in the solar system.

Interested in applying for the Next Moon Step Challenge 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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