NASA kicks off the new school year with joining Artemis Week | 2020-09-14 | Press statements

Washington, 14th September 2020 / PRNewswire / – NASA’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Engagement Office kicks off the new school year with the joining of Artemis Week, today through September 18, With resources and opportunities to inspire students of all ages and engage them in the future of space exploration.

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NASA’s Artemis program will land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the moon’s surface than ever before, and every student is part of the Artemis generation.

Scheduled activities (all Eastern times) include:


Teacher opportunities

Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University Two webinars.

In this seminar we will talk about the Artemis program and the March 2020 mission and explore related educational resources.

Explore all the resources that NASA has developed to help educators engage students at all grade levels in the Artemis program.

Tuesday 15 September

Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest

NASA challenges K-12 students to imagine that they will lead a crew of astronauts on a one-week expedition to the south pole of the moon, and then write about it. Each student who submits an essay will receive an official certificate and an invitation to a virtual event featuring an astronaut from NASA. Nine finalists will have the opportunity to travel with a parent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center at Houston Next summer to learn about moon exploration. The national winner in each division will win a family trip to watch the launch of NASA’s first Artemis test Kennedy Space Center in a Florida.

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3:30 pm NASA STEM Stars will host a special episode featuring the Deputy Director of Certifications Pedro Lopez. Learn the significance of humans returning to the moon and how Artemis will take them there. Lopez will answer questions about pursuing careers in STEM during this interactive event for students ages 13 and older.

Thursday 17 September

STEM opportunities for minority service organizations

Check out NASA STEM’s YouTube channel in the morning for a discussion with representatives from the NASA Minority University Research Education Project and Artemis Student Challenge officials, as they talk about how institutions that serve minorities are involved and help shape the future of space exploration.

Students can also participate in the NASA Student Launch Challenge, in which middle school, high school, college and university students participate United State Design, build, test and launch a high-capacity amateur missile at at least 3,500 feet. Learn about other Artemis student challenges and registration deadlines at

For more information about NASA’s engagement efforts in STEM, visit:

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