Solar System Award's Reception

NASA Goddard Space Visitor's Center

April 18, 2018

8800 Greenbelt Road

Greenbelt, Maryland  20771

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                                                              PATRIOTS  SOLAR  SYSTEM COMPETITION  

                                                                                            "THE MARTIAN FRONTIER"

                                                                        Survival Strategy Video Game Set On Mars




General Information: The purpose of the Solar System competition is to create interest

in the solar system from a hands-on perspective for local middle school students. Nine teams of

(3) students will complete a research project regarding the ability to travel or  live on Mars as

a selected planet in the solar system.  The project will include a five-page research paper,  

brochure,  web page, poster board display, oral presentation, and the completion of  a computer

programming challenge in real-time using the Mars Game, which is a highly immersive 3-D

digital video game.

Training Workshops:are held on 3rd Saturdays January-April 2018 at Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772

Schools: The competition will be among students  from middle schools (6th-8th grade).

The Solar System Competition will consist of a panel of Astronomy professionals that will judge the students' project based on a set of predetermined criteria, which is distributed to the student teams before the submission of their research.  The awards reception will be at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

Awards Programs: 
Students will be required to submit their research by
March 31st and present their display at the awards reception on April 18, 2018.


All members of the winning team will win a trip the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Business and government support: Our partners for this event are NASA,
The Inspire Project and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  Several
organizations, and interest groups will also be recruited to serve as mentors,
sponsors, and contributors to the event.

Information and Registration:

Call Patriots at 301-925-9350 or email pam@patriots-ttc.org

Solar System Competition
April 18, 2018

NASA Goddard Space Center
Goddard Visitor Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20771
5:30pm to 8:30pm