Radioisotope Power Systems
This is a link to the hands-on activities and the writing challenge.
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NASA selected 9 finalists out of the 45 semi-finalists student essays in the Power to Explore Challenge, a national competition for K-12 students featuring the enabling power of radioisotopes.
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