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Launch Kids Into Space Exploration With "Design Squad"

Posted on 13 Mar 2013

Ever since Neil Armstrong took "one giant leap for mankind," people across the world have dreamed of exploring space for themselves and, lately, we've heard a lot of talk about folks planning their trips to Mars. Space travel isn't just a dream any more! But it IS up to the next generation of engineers to make these solar treks a reality. Help give your future astroengineer a boost with "Design Squad" and NASA's "Mission: Solar System"!

In partnership with NASA, PBS KIDS GO!'s "Design Squad" is helping train tomorrow's astroengineers, scientists and astronauts with their new program guide, "Mission: Solar System." This exciting program offers kids six hands-on challenges that parents and teachers can download here.

From designing an airbag-landing system to creating a robotic arm, the "Mission: Solar System" projects let kids apply science, technology, engineering and math skills to solve fun challenges. These engaging, hands-on on activities help kids think like NASA engineers and provide opportunities for teamwork and problem-solving. Even better? They present engineers as creative problem solvers who design things that matter and improve people's lives, so get ready to launch your kiddos into space exploration - and maybe even a future career!


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