Let the celebration of NASA’s 60th birthday continue!

NASA, a FIRST® strategic partner, has been vital to the space-themed FIRST LAUNCH 2019.  To show our appreciation, we are showcasing some of the ways teams celebrate the work NASA does. Join us to give a shout-out for the way NASA supports and furthers the exploration of space. Not just for the past 60 years, but we hope for years to come.

Here are just a few of the many shout-outs we saw earlier this month from FIRST® LEGO® League teams:

Team #37449, Astromech T.E.C.H. (Team Energy Corridor Houston), from Houston, TX, USA, had fun creating a video for NASA’s 60th birthday.

When this rookie team started their first season, Coopertition® was at top of mind. They asked teams from all over the world to share a picture or a short clip wishing NASA a happy birthday. Twenty-nine other FIRST teams from across the globe, including those in FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition participated, using their own fun styles and local languages.

It was a lot of work to make the video but Astromech T.E.C.H. really enjoyed doing it. The team hopes NASA liked their efforts and you will too!

Teams #492 and #493, LMS Robotics, from Mount Prospect, IL, USA tweeted:

Team# 34168, the Cyber Hawks, from Sully, IA, USA, tweeted:

Several FIRST LEGO League teams from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, net with Herb Baker, former manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Afterward, the team tweeted:

Teams, share your birthday messages to NASA with us so we can add them to the list!

NASA’s 60th Anniversary Video Series

NASA put together its own 60th anniversary video series showing highlights from its 60-year history of exploration and discovery: