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‘Signs of Spring’ Photo Contest
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission announces the "Signs of Spring" photo contest. Spring is in the air, and with it lots of precipitation. The GPM mission measures Earth’s precipitation from above using a constellation of satellites. The GPM team wants to know what spring looks like to you. Post your coolest photographs of spring weather, and the GPM team will pick the best ones to feature on the NASA Precipitation Measurement missions’ websites. The deadline for submitting photos is April 27, 2015.

Genes in Space
This challenge invites teachers and students in grades 7 through 12 across the nation to design a pioneering DNA experiment by proposing DNA amplification experiments using the unique environment of the International Space Station. Teachers and students, either alone or in groups of up to four, are invited to submit a written proposal for a DNA analysis experiment to be conducted aboard the International Space Station using miniPCR technology. The national winner will later have their experiment performed 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. Proposal deadline: Apr. 30, 2015.