ANGLeS Challenge

ANGLeS Challenge Championship: July 20th


Back in the 1960s, NASA’s Apollo program landed the first humans on the moon. In the 1970s, NASA sent the Viking probes to Mars. In the 1980s, the Space Shuttle program took astronauts into space on a regular basis and for longer and longer missions. 

And now, NASA is looking to the not-too-distant future when humans will step onto the moon again – and when they’ll take that long,giant leap onto Mars. 

Now it is your turn! 

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and to prepare for the next giant leap, NASA’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) invites students to enter the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge — The ANGLeS Challenge. 

Open to students in grades 5 – 12 across the United States and territories, this challenge tasks student teams to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing using a drone and a LEGO Mindstorm robot. 

Professional Development for Flight Directors and Flight Mentors: 

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Las Cruces: (New Mexico State University)   
          February 19, 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Challenge overview and Drones 
          February 20, 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Lego Mindstorms 

      Albuquerque: (Aquila Building)
          February 21, 5:00pm – 8:00pm -Challenge overview and Drones 
          February 22, 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Lego Mindstorms

Workshops were broadcast live on our Facebook!


State Championship Competition: July 20th at New Mexico State University 

          Grand Prize: A trip for the 5 flight crew and the flight director to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas!


For more information and to register for the challenge, visit


The 2019 ANGLeS Challenge at NMSU is made possible by: