Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS.
Xploration Station—an educational/informational channel dedicated to STEM programming for teens and families—is holding its third-annual #StudentAstronaut video contest!
One lucky student will be flown to Hawaii Island for a three-part mission to train like an astronaut bound for the Red Planet. Their aerospace adventure will be featured in a Season 4 episode of the Xploration Outer Space TV show with host Emily Calandrelli.
The training activities will include: a planetary rover mission with PISCES and the NASA Robotic Mining Competition Team Vulcan of University of Hawaii at Hilo; an overnight stay at the world-renowned HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog Simulation) habitat on Mauna Loa volcano; and a summit excursion to Maunakea—one of the best sites in the world for astronomy—for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.
To enter, visit Xploration Station’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/xplorationstation/), like the page, and upload a video submission that meets the following criteria:
- No more than 3 minutes in length.
- Posted to the Xploration Station Facebook page with the hashtag #StudentAstronaut.
The video must answer the following questions:
- Why do you think it is important to explore Mars?
- How would this experience help launch your career in the space industry?
- Why do you think we should select you as our next Student Astronaut?
To participate, students must meet the following requirements:
- Be above the age of 18 on or before April 24th, 2017.
- Be in good physical health. This includes, but is not limited to, the ability to walk in rough terrain.
- Be a legal resident within the fifty United States.
- Be enrolled at a learning institution.
The competition will close at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The winner will be announced on the Xploration Station Facebook page the following week.
For more information visit: www.xplorationstation.com/contest.