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Killip takes giant leap to Houston

This past weekend, Cromer, DeMiguel, and Killip elementary schools’ robotics teams participated in the Apollo 50 Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge at Northern Arizona University in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Killip’s Lego Robotics summer team won second place in the ANGLeS Challenge, which advanced them to the Final Four challenge. Killip successfully won the Final Four round and received a prize trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this August.


All of the teams used their robotics, programming, remote sensing, and design knowledge to build a lunar lander replica and use a remote-controlled drone to land the replica on a map of the moon's surface. The teams also modified and programmed a Lego robot to explore the surface of the moon and bring back a rock sample.