Student Programs

Robots in Space (Grades 3, 4, and 5)

October 9, 16, and 23

a robot collecting sample from an asteroid

OSIRIS-REx will use a robotic arm to pluck samples from a near-Earth asteroid. The mission, called Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth. 

With rovers on Mars, satellites orbiting Saturn, and a probe heading for Pluto, robots are on the frontlines of deep space exploration. Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.