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Evaluators pick Exploration Design Challenge winner

After a year-long competition among the nation´s high schools, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected Team ARES from the Governor´s School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va. as the winner of the Exploration Design Challenge.

The winner was chosen from a group of five finalist teams announced in March 2014.

The Challenge was developed to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math by inviting them to help tackle one of the most significant dangers of human space flight–radiation exposure.

Speaking at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO Marillyn Hewson said, “The Exploration Design Challenge has already reached 127,000 students worldwide engaging them in real-world engineering challenges and igniting their imaginations about the endless possibilities of space discovery.”

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