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Thursday, March 7, 2013

DOE Press Office
850-245-0413

Florida High School Students to Compete in Student Astronaut Challenge

Tallahassee, Fla., March 7, 2013 - The Florida Department of Education, in partnership with Florida State University Schools, NASA, Flightline Group, Inc., Florida Engineering Foundation, Inc., Coaxis International, and the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, is hosting the second annual Florida Student Astronaut Challenge March 9-10, 2013, in Tallahassee. High school students from across the state will participate in the STEM-focused competition designed to test their knowledge and skills of space-shuttle operations, engineering, launch, orbit, and landing of the Space Shuttle "Enterprise" flight simulator.

What: Florida Student Astronaut Challenge

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What: Florida Student Astronaut Challenge Awards Ceremony
Photo and video opportunities with the flight simulator and contestants

When: Sunday, March 10, 2013
1:00 p.m

Where: HondaJet Hangar and CompassePointe Building
3256 Capital Circle SW
Tallahassee

For more information, including a full schedule of events open to the public and media, visit Student Astronaut Challenge.