2009 FIRST Robotics Competition
2009 FIRST Robotics Competition

Rick Mangum and Julia Thompson are part of the NASA Langley-sponsored FIRST Robotics team, the NASA Knights, that's based at the New Horizons Regional Educational Center that serves six localities near Hampton.

The two participated in the Virginia FIRST Robotics regional competition March 19-21 in Richmond.

Mangum is one of the team's fabrication mentors and Thompson, a home-schooled student from Gloucester County, is the team captain.

FIRST Robotics was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. He wanted to create a "world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."

Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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