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Drop Tower Competition

Between 2000 and 2011, the DIME and WING competition allowed students to design and build drop tower experiments. Now NASA has an annual drop tower challenge that allows students to design and build drop tower devices that meets a NASA need or challenge.


Current Drop Tower Challenges

Information for the 2020 Drop Tower Challenge and the 2020 CELERE – ISS Research Design Challenge are provided below.

Past Drop Tower Challenges and Competitions

While these drop tower challenges/competitions are no longer being offered, an overview of the design challenge, background information and selected schools are listed. Educators might want to use these competition in their classroom for discussion or for drop tower related activities.

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