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Fraser Cain ( universetoday.com/ @fcain)
Dr. Pamela Gay ( astronomycast.com/ cosmoquest.org/ @starstryder)
Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( MorganRehnberg.com/ @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)

Today’s visitor Paul MacNeal, a mechanical systems engineer at JPL, developed the Yearly Development Difficulty twenty-one years earlier after assisting his boy with an additional credit task. Ever since, groups of high school trainees from around the globe contend each year versus JPL engineers to see who can create and develop the most intelligent and most effective device. The goal of the 2018 Difficulty, which occurred on Friday, December 14 th, was to “to get a 24- inch length of two-inch PVC pipeline from a horizontal position to an upright position on a platform utilizing whatever gadget they might develop, directions not consisted of.”

To see the 2018 results– in addition to those from the previous 20 difficulties– go to the Development Difficulty site at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/inventionchallenge/

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