Annual 'Robots to Rocket City' Event at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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"Twenty middle and high school teams across Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi will demonstrate their student-built robots during the annual "Robots to Rocket City" at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, located at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This event runs from 1-3:30 p.m., helping kick-off the 2016 season of FIRST Robotics, a national competition for students in grades 9-12. News media interested in covering the event should contact Pat Ammons at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center at 256-721-5429; or Angela Storey of the Public & Employee Communications Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, at 256-544-0034, no later than 3 p.m. Friday, March. 4. Robots to Rocket City provides teams an opportunity to demonstrate their robot's ability to complete tasks associated with the 2016 challenge, named "FIRST Stronghold" -- a medieval-themed game where robots must storm opponent castles, breach defenses, launch foam boulders and capture opposing towers."

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