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Va high school team wins NASA design competition

April 25, 2014

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school team has won a NASA competition.

Officials said Friday a team from the Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Hampton was selected as the winner of the Exploration Design Challenge.

The student teams were invited to help tackle radiation exposure, which NASA says is one of the most significant dangers of human space flight. The challenge was developed to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math.

Officials say the team will now work with the NASA and Lockheed Martin spacecraft integration team to have the product of their experimental design approved for spaceflight.

Once approved, it will be launched into orbit during a test flight later this year and students will be able to watch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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