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Alumnus at NASA, preschoolers in Gators, stargazing together

above: Kindergarten and Preschool students in Gators after school care watched the landing of NASA's latest Mars rover as it happened Thursday afternoon. Yes, those were paper space helmets. And yes, the blue stuffed bunny got one, too

Noah Fox '07, mechatronics engineer at NASA's legendary Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was part of the team that landed the Mars lander yesterday. 

Fifteen years ago, he was part of another historic team: the Gordon Middle School robotics team that won multiple awards for engineering and environmental science, and represented Rhode Island at the international LEGO League competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

above: Noah Fox '07 today and, center, in 2006 with his Gordon teammates Hannah Harry '06, Andrew Creamer '06, Max Villarreal, Jack Christie 07, Andrew Bower '06, Stephen Hall '06, and Eric Glickman-Tondreau '07 at the international LEGO League robotics competition.

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