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Enter the Future Engineers 'Think Outside the Box' Challenge

International Space Station and astronaut in outer space over the planet Earth
Friday, June 10, 2016

To celebrate the launch of BEAM, the first expandable habitat to the International Space Station, and the launch of AMF, the first commercial 3D printer in space, we are challenging students to think outside the box with 3D printing – literally. If you are a K-12 student in the United States, your challenge is to design an object that assembles, telescopes, hinges, accordions, grows, or expands to become larger than the printing bounds of the AMF 3D printer (14cm long x 10cm wide x 10cm tall). The assembled or expanded item should be useful for an astronaut living in microgravity on the International Space Station.

The deadline to enter is Aug. 1, 2016

Quickstart: we have resources for Students, Parents, Teachers, and Guidance Counselors