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12 January 2018
Student teams from the Gosford, James Ruse Agricultural, Mosman, Sydney Boys and Sydney Technical high schools have watched as computer code they had written was used to control NASA robots inside the International Space Station.
They had gathered to watch 2017/18 Zero Robotics championships, an international programming competition organised by NASA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The teams had tested their coding skills to make basketball-sized NASA robots complete a set of tasks and race against each other.
The NSW schools beat more than 200 schools from around the world to make it to the final event. Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Technical High School made the semi-finals and only narrowly missed out on the Championship Match.
The University of Sydney supported more than 300 Year 9 - 12 students from 56 high schools in NSW in the competition, sixty current students and recent graduates volunteering over nine months as mentors in coding, maths, physics and teamwork.
The James Ruse Agricultural High School team and former NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff:
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