Volume: 05, Issue: 05 10/25/2006 
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NASA Announces New Student Aeronautics Competition

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Washington, announced a new aeronautics competition for high school and college students. The competition is sponsored by the directorate's Fundamental Aeronautics Program, and it is part of NASA's mission to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, and explorers.

High school students are challenged to put themselves 50 years into the future to describe how air transportation systems have evolved with vehicles flying at various speeds. Entries are due by March 15, 2007.

College students are invited to propose solutions for complex technical problems in hypersonic and supersonic flight; subsonic fixed and rotary wing transports; or Mars entry, descent, and landing. College entries are due by April 27.

Monetary awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 may be available for first place winners in each category. There will be awards for second and third places and honorable mention recognition. Winning university students may be offered a 10-week summer internship at a NASA field center

For details about this competition please visit the following website:

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