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Common Queries

Everything You Need to Know

Check out some of the most common questions we get asked below. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

VR Space Shuttle

What tools are available for students?

Students have access to many links from NASA at

In addition, Each Practice Area has a WEB SITE:

Software and AI -

Health and BioMedical Science -

Design and Prototype -

In addition, we have Student Templates like


Outer Space

What is a Typical School Year look like for Planning?

There are 4 Major dates in the year.

The Kick Off, where the teachers distribute the links to their students to understand the available projects for the year.

The Preliminary Design ( PDR ) review typically takes place in the second Quarter of the School Year. Each region and school has a unique date in November or December.

The Critical Design Review ( CDR ) that students have their Project reviewed by the Teacher, Regional Mentors, and Potential Guest Advisors. Each region has dates in February or March.

The Final Design Review ( FDR ), where Student Teams are invited to NASA to Present their Projects to NASA Engineers and sometimes even astronauts. This takes place in April.

Note: In North Texas, there is an additional Innovation Day, where all the students gather in one or two locations, to present their final showcase of the year. This event is open to the Public, and the USPTO has been kind enough to provide Advisors to review and discuss with Students.


Lunar Craters

Who are my Contacts for this Program?

Contacts include the list below.  Remember to first reach out to your teacher, and ensure permission is given and you copy them on any correspondence.

Two Main Types of Contacts: Regional Mentors and Program Directors.

The list to be Compiled soon.

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