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Drop Tower Competition

Secondary students from the United States are annually challenged to design and build hardware to be tested in NASA’s 2.2 Second Drop Tower. NASA has offered curiosity-based challenges in the past (such as CELERE, DIME, and WING), but the current contests are problem-based and relevant to NASA research and space exploration technologies.

Veggie Harvest
Harvest of veggies on the ISS

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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