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T-MINUS 5…4...3...2...1… we are go for launch January 5.

In July 1969, Apollo 11 launched, sending astronauts to the moon and inspiring people around the world. On January 5, FIRST® Robotics Competition is launching an interstellar mission to inspire a new generation to set their sights on mysterious planets – and beyond.

Grab your STEM squad and ready your robots – DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented By The Boeing Company blasts off Saturday, January 5, at 10:30 a.m. ET. 

Watch on Twitch

Can't make it to a kickoff event? Make your own! 

Grab your #STEMsquad and watch Twitch for the game reveal, live from Manchester, New Hampshire. The show starts at 10:30 a.m. ET.

  • Get an exclusive first-look at the DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE field
  • Watch the field tour to get a look at the game play details and field elements
  • Stay tuned for the after show for live Q&A with FIRST® staff


Use FIRST channels and hashtags to up your social game.

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