Vermont Students Design Mars Missions As Part of NASA Program

VPR is reporting this morning that a pair of Vermont college students have been selected to join a NASA program which will help design a mission to Mars:

Community college students across the nation are getting an opportunity to study Mars exploration through a special NASA program. That includes two Vermont students who are designing their own missions to Mars.

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As a pre-med student at CCV, Liz Taylor never thought of herself as someone who would be working on a Mars mission.

But she says she realized NASA isn’t just for astronauts.

“There are doctors that work at NASA. Engineers. So it’s really a broad field,” said Taylor. “Much broader than I ever expected.”

That’s the message NASA is hoping to get across with their Community College Aerospace Scholars Program.

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