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2020

March 16
Perseverance - Mars 2020 Robot Name
the nameplate secured to the arm of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover was taken at a payload servicing facility at Kennedy Space Center soon after being attached on March 4, 2020.

The name was announced Thursday by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, during a celebration at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia. Zurbuchen was at the school to congratulate seventh grader Alexander Mather, who submitted the winning entry to the agency's "Name the Rover" essay contest, which received 28,000 entries from K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory.

+ More info on Perseverance Naming
+ More info on Mars Exploration Program



February 28
2020 FIRST Robtics Competition Webcasts
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The 2020 FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions are finally upon us! Are you ready? Check out our compilation of webcasts in the link below! Webcasts will be linked as they become available.

+ Regional Webcast List
+ NASA FRC Awards List





January 04
2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff
The 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Teams have the opportunity to meet at "local" Kickoffs to compare notes, get ideas, make friends, find mentoring teams, learn the game, pick up the Kit of Parts, and get geared up for the exciting competition season. The 2020 Kickoff took place on Saturday January 4th, 2020.

+Watch the Kickoff Archive
+Watch the Field Tour Video



January 04
NASA's FRC VR Android App
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NASA is proud to announce the return of the "NASA RAP FRC Field Viewer" application. This Android application allows users to explore current and previous FIRST Robotics Competition Fields utilizing their Android devices. You can explore the field in VR using Google Cardboard or just the handset's screen and a virtual gamepad. Users can "fly" around the FRC field to view any angles of the field they want in VR to gain a better understanding of the FRC Field.

Scan the QR Code to access the Android App's Google Play Store Link!

+ Google Playstore Link (Android App)




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Last Updated: April 28, 2020
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