FIRST Tech Challenge game teaser; students innovate to help the U.S. Air Force; FIRST community rallies to honor Christa McAuliffe
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Watch the SKYSTONESM Teaser Video

During SKYSTONESM, presented by Qualcomm, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams will push forward and up into the skies – and shift the way we think about our place in the galaxy. Kicking off in September, SKYSTONE is part of the 2019-2020 season, FIRST® RISESM, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.


FIRST® Team Innovates to Help the U.S. Air Force

In late 2018, the U.S. Air Force needed an immediate solution to a reoccurring safety issue affecting their flagship B-2 Bomber. FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 6424 “Stealth Panther Robotics” rapidly developed a solution that is now used in every B-2 Bomber.

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FIRST Community Rallies to Honor Christa McAuliffe

Thanks to the petitions of the FIRST community, over 300 United States Representatives have cosponsored a bill instructing the United States Mint to issue a commemorative coin for educator and astronaut Christa McAuliffe. Profits from coin sales will support FIRST teams. Please ask your Senator to cosponsor S. 239 to help honor an American school teacher hero.

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