FRC Blogged - Congratulations to Dave Lavery & the Mars Science Laboratory Team!

Taken from the FRC Blog, 5/15/13: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-congratulations-to-dave-lavery-and-the-mars-science-laboratory-team

Congratulations to Dave Lavery & the Mars Science Laboratory Team!

**Blog Date: **Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 14:31

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/msl/20130304/pia16763-640.jpg

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

FIRST community favorite, Dave Lavery, and his Mars Science Laboratory team recently picked up two prestigious accolades.

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) awarded the Mars Science Laboratory team with the Collier Trophy last week. The Collier Trophy has been presented annually since 1911 for “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America”. You can find more details here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-158.

Dave and his team were also named as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Science and Environment category. This medal is presented to a federal employee for a “significant contribution to the nation” in their field. Winners will be announced on October 3rd. More information is available here: http://servicetoamericamedals.org/SAM/finalists/sem/lavery.shtml.

Congratulations, Dave and team! Thanks for all you do for the space program and for FIRST! Good luck in October!

I’ll blog again soon.

Frank

Congrats Dave and team!

After checking the ‘Service to America Medals’ link, I found something that might brighten up everyone’s day:

http://servicetoamericamedals.org/SAM/assets/finalists/13/sam13_finalist_sem_lavery_david.jpg

Dave Lavery not in a Hawaiian shirt!

Congrats again, and thanks for all you do for both NASA and FIRST!

Game hint!

The robots have to wear suits next year!

Congratulations to the Mars Science Laboratory Team on being awarded the Collier Trophy! It speaks volumes about the incredible things JPL has been able to accomplish when you see that three JPL programs were in the running for such a prestigious Aerospace Engineering award.