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Space Florida and NASA-KSC Host Egg-Drop Competition for Florida Students

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Location: Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL, US,

DOVER, Fla. (MAY 14, 2013) - On Saturday, May 18, Space Florida and NASA Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC) will hold the 4th Annual Planetary Lander Egg-Drop Competition at Strawberry Crest High School in Dover, Fla.

This annual event will engage 15 high school teams, 19 middle school teams and 10 elementary school teams from various Florida counties.

Each team will build "planetary landers" from which a raw egg, symbolizing a payload, must remain intact as it drops nearly 20 feet, just as a real NASA lander would deliver a payload on the moon, Mars or an asteroid. Teams will build their planetary landers to fit into a 10x10x12-inch container, and the landers may be constructed of all forms of aluminum, plastic, wood or soft foam.

The Annual Egg-Drop Competition is organized by Space Florida and NASA-KSC to promote student interest in aerospace technology, engineering and mathematics. More than 230 students are registered to participate in this year's event.

The 4th Annual Planetary Lander Egg-Drop Competition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Strawberry Crest High School, 4691 Gallagher Road, in Dover, Fla.

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