Team SpacePRIDE traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts to compete at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Sample Return Challenge, with prize money provided by NASA. Details about this competition can be found through links on our website. (www.spacepride.org)
We had a BLAST while we were in Massachusetts! We got to meet astronauts, NASA officials, the NASA 360 crew, WPI's amazing volunteers, and many people from the public and from various other organizations. I didn't even mention the other teams we got to meet!! There were teams from across the U.S. and even from Canada! I can't even get into all of the interesting and exciting interactions we had on this journey, but we are looking forward to competing in similar challenges in the future!
The picture above shows Team SpacePRIDE with Molly, the host of NASA 360.
Developing technology that could one day be used in space is something some people don't even dare dream of doing! Challenges like this one make that a real possibility for teams like us!
We plan on using this blog to do a few of things:
(1) We will keep you all updated on what's going on with our team and our robot development.
(2) We will have another way to interact with you guys on a regular basis.
(3) We will most likely be taking several chances to tell you short stories related to the recent challenge at WPI or other life events.
The picture below shows all of the teams that came to WPI as well as several volunteers and officials.