NASA Moon Essay Contest for K-12

    The Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest is challenging K-12 students to imagine what it would be like to lead a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole. What skills, attributes and/or personality traits would an astronaut need for a successful mission 250,000 miles from Earth? What technology would be good to leave on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon?
    Participants must be U.S. citizens. Entries will be divided into three categories: Grades K-4, Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12. Selected semifinalists will be invited to take part in a series of Artemis Explorer sessions with NASA experts. Nine finalists will have the opportunity to travel with a parent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to learn about lunar exploration, and the national winner in each grade division will receive a family trip to see the first Artemis flight test to watch the most-powerful rocket in the world launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
    Do you want to help select the winning essay? Click here to register to be a judge.

    Entries are due Dec. 17.

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