Former astronaut John Grunsfeld, now NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, helps kickoff the Washington regional FIRST robotics competition at the D.C. Convention Center. FIRST, "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," has more than 50-thousand high school students competing in regional challenges using robots they built in six weeks from a common kit of parts. The national finals are slated for April 25 through 28 in St. Louis.
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