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PLTWKY 2012 Mars Rover Challenge
March 10, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Statewide Mars Rover competition for fifth graders within Project Lead The Way districts across the Commonwealth. Curiosity, the Rover launched in November, is travelling to Mars, scheduled for landing in August 2012. The fifth grade students within Project Lead The Way school districts of the Commonwealth will convene in the UK NASA Lab on March 10, 2012 to challenge other fifth-graders. These Kentucky-based remote-controlled Rovers are constructed entirely of cardboard and hot glue. Students compete in teams of 5 in a double-elimination tournament on campus. Local elementary school competitions determine which teams travel to Lexington. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.