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NASA Bake Sale

Tuesday, January 23

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Each year, students are given an opportunity to compete in the National Space Settlement Design Competition in Houston, Texas. Five students were chosen this year through an application process that focused on GPA, course completion in the science and math fields, and essays. These students, along with advisors Mr. Allen and Mr. Wright, will hold a bake sale on Tuesday, January 23,, during the basketball game vs. Rock Valley. They will be selling in the high school commons to raise money for the NASA trip which will take place March 22-26 at the Johnson Space Center. 

This will be the ninth year students from Central Lyon have attended the competition. The competition will combine students from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Texas split in to four teams of roughly 60 students each. Teams are given less than 24 hours to complete a space settlement and develop a presentation for the judges. Each team will design a proposal for a Space Settlement capable of supporting a small human population in the future. Students will be required to follow specific guidelines outlined by NASA employees and contractors.  Past years have included settlements on Mars, travel ships transporting people and goods to and from Mars, and settlements on Mercury.