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NASA Pushes Back Deadline for Student Design Contest

spacex launchNASA has extended the deadlines for the Exploration Design Challenge, a student competition meant for NASA and Lockheed Martin‘s Orion spacecraft that is set to be launched in September 2014.

The space agency said the new deadline for payload design notebooks for Exploration Flight Test-1 from high school students will be on Feb. 28 and the radiation learning module competition from will now be June 30, NASA said Thursday.

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to research and design offerings intended to help protect astronauts against space radiation while on the long-duration EFT-1 mission.

NASA and Lockheed Martin collaborated with the National Institute of Aerospace to launch the contest in March with the aim of having students and educators learn how to answer human space exploration issues.

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