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NASA Announces New Education Program at USU

NASA Announces New Education Program at USU

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- NASA announced a groundbreaking education program that will allow university students a chance to design and build a lunar satellite.

The announcement came during the annual Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University yesterday.

Utah State University engineering doctoral student Jeff Boulware says he's excited by the American Student Moon Orbiter Project and looked forward to working on a design.

The project would be a collaboration of faculty and student teams from various universities.

The student-built craft would be launched in 2011, when NASA also plans a robotic mission to scout for possible landing sites on the moon.

Astronauts may then go to the moon in 2018.

Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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