Take a Trip to the Moon — and an Artemis Launch — with the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest!

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Below you can read the news "Take a Trip to the Moon — and an Artemis Launch — with the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest!", published on NASA's website, in 09/15/2020.

This is a great opportunity for American students to participate in essay writing wondering how Artemis’s mission will be accomplished.

However, this can be an inspiring topic for students from around the world, including Brazilian students, to exercise their imaginations and practice writing skills (in English, if they want).

You just need imagination and will.

Greetings, good reading and nice essays!

Brazilian Space 

Take a Trip to the Moon — and an Artemis Launch — with the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest!

By Sandra May

September, 15, 2020
Take remote learning a little further — as in 250,000 miles further. NASA collaborated with Future Engineers to create the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest. The contest, open to U.S. students in grades K-12, launches on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and runs through Dec. 17, 2020, challenging participants to imagine leading a one-week expedition to the Moon’s South Pole.
Just imagine: You and a crew of astronauts will explore the lunar surface, making discoveries to assist future explorers. Describe your team — the number of astronauts in your crew, the skills they possess, their personality traits, and the attributes you would want in crewmates. Next, what machine, piece of technology, or robot would you leave behind on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon?
To enter the contest, students must submit their essays by Dec 17. The essays will be divided into three groups, for judging by grade level – K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Make sure to check out the full list of contest details, including that your essay should be no more than 100 words (grades K-4), 200 words (grades 5-8), or 300 words (grades 9-12).  Students can sign up individually at the contest site or teachers can register their entire class.
Every student who submits an essay will receive an official certificate and be invited to a NASA virtual event featuring an astronaut! Semifinalists will be invited to represent their state or territory in a series of Artemis Explorer sessions with NASA experts. Nine finalists will have the opportunity to travel with a parent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center next summer to learn about lunar exploration. The national winner in each grade division will win a family trip to see the first Artemis flight test, watching the most-powerful rocket in the world launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Register to be a Judge

NASA and Future Engineers are seeking volunteers to help judge the thousands of contest entries anticipated to be submitted from around the country. U.S. residents over 18 years old who are interested in offering approximately five hours of their time to review submissions should register to be a judge at: https://www.futureengineers.org/registration/judge/.
NASA is committed to landing the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024, and you can be a part of it. Learn more about NASA’s Artemis Program, and check out NASA STEM for more exciting opportunities and challenges. Good luck on your mission!