Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways Begins Monday
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Nearly 900 students from 34 different schools will showcase their plans for an International Lunar Base in the 15th Annual Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge presented by US Airways from Monday, February 3 through Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
The competition allows teams of students to use critical problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, communication and team-building to create a physical scale model that accommodates the needs of a 50-person crew for at least a two-year time period. The plan must detail how the proposed base will manage waste, deal with food and oxygen demands and other necessities pertaining to life on a space station.
The top two teams from each day of the preliminaries will advance to the finals. Finalists will have the exclusive opportunity to attend a presentation given by NASA astronauts. In addition to a special on-field appearance at the 44th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in January 2015, the winner of the Aerospace Challenge earns an all-expense paid VIP trip of a lifetime.
The students and their coaches will feature their designs at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus (Sun Devil Fitness Center) in Mesa from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The final competition and announcement of the winning team will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Arizona Science Center.
The Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge is made possible by Honeywell, US Airways, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Arizona Science Center, Wells Fargo, Challenger Space Center, Courier Graphics Corporation and Culver’s.