LEGO + NASA = Awesome

On November 2, 2010, The Lego Group announced an educational partnership with NASA.

Over the next three years both The LEGO Group and NASA will participate in a joint outreach and educational program designed to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and math.

Read the entire press release here.

I can’t wait. You can even follow the countdown to the LEGO Space Experience (I want that minifig!!)

Follow the countdown here!

Wow, some people have all the luck. Not only will they get to orbit the earth, but they will be able to play with LEGO bricks without the fear of stepping on pieces!

In February 2011 more than a dozen LEGO activities will be flown to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts will build LEGO models, complete educational activities, and record the results.

UPDATE: The Brothers Brick have posted the press release from the NASA side of the partnership here.

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