Dec 5: NASA Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the first unmanned launch of America's new Orion spacecraft aboard a Delta 4 Heavy lift rocket, successfully launched from the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida on a two-orbit, 4.5 hour flight. Spacecraft splash down occurred in Pacific Ocean, and vehicle was retrieved by U.S. Navy for NASA data analysis.
Dec 12: Application deadline for 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARP). For details, visit http://www.rocketcontest.org/webinars.cfm
Dec 15: Application deadline for NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. For details, visit http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/
Dec 15: All faculty and student funding opportunities for FY15 are now live at www.ncspacegrant.org. The deadline to submit proposals and applications is February 27, 2015.
Dec 19: Deadline for submission of High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) applications. For details, visit http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp/Participantinfo.php
Jan 12: Optimus Prime (K-12) Videos must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on January 12, 2015. : http://itpo.gsfc.nasa.gov/optimus/
Feb 15: Deadline for submission of proposals and applications for NCSG FY15 student/faculty funding opportunities.
Apritl 10-26, the annual North Carolina Science Festival will be held, with a myriad of events scheduled statewide. For more details, consult their web site at http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/
May 18-22: NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015