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24 Oct 2022

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Discover and help test Moon-bound technology in a virtual tour from Amazon Future Engineer on Kahoot!

Countdown to liftoff! Get your students excited for the launch of NASA’s Artemis I mission by exploring the experimental technology aboard the Orion spacecraft in this free virtual tour on Kahoot! Academy.

Here at Kahoot!, we love inspiring learners to follow their curiosity, think big and reach for the stars both in the classroom and beyond. This is why we’re so excited to announce the launch of the Callisto: Space Innovation Tour, a free, interactive virtual tour from Amazon Future Engineer where students can explore the experimental technology heading to the Moon as a part of NASA’s Artemis I mission.

Artemis I is the first flight test of the Space Launch System rocket that will carry the Orion spacecraft and experimental technology, called Callisto®, to space during upcoming launch, currently slated for November 2022. The Callisto technology, developed by Lockheed Martin, includes the Amazon Alexa voice AI and Webex by Cisco’s video communication tools. During Artemis I, engineers will test these technologies with the goal to potentially make space travel easier for astronauts in the future.

In this virtual tour on Kahoot! Academy, Amazon Future Engineer—a childhood-to-career computer science education program—is inviting explorers around the world to take STEM learning to the next level with a behind-the-scenes tour from NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Students will learn more about how technologies such as voice artificial intelligence—powered by a special version of Amazon’s Alexa—and two-way video communication will be tested as a part of NASA’s Artemis I mission to potentially revolutionize deep space travel. 

Learn more about what it’s like to be an astronaut, and meet the engineers working on solutions to some of their key challenges.

Still curious for more? What if you could take part in this deep space experiment? Not only is Amazon sending special Alexa technology to space; it’s also inviting kids to help test how it works! During the kahoot, participants will be able to vote for questions to ask Alexa during the mission, from “How fast are you going?” to “How’s the food?” and more. Students can even submit a message to send out into the universe!

After you’ve completed the Kahoot! tour, get ready for the countdown to liftoff.  Once Artemis I launches, you’ll be able to join Amazon Future Engineer on a live virtual tour from Johnson Space Center. You’ll see a real-time demo of the technology in space, and find out if your message was chosen to send on the voyage to the stars. Find more information and resources in the standards-aligned Callisto Tour Teacher Toolkit.

“Artificial intelligence enables so much of our daily interactions – from social media feeds, to camera filters, to voice assistant technology like Amazon’s Alexa. We’re excited to partner with Amazon Future Engineer and Kahoot! to share how voice AI works and showcase how it can potentially transform future space travel,” said Aaron Rubenson, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “Through the Callisto: Space Innovation Tour, we hope the Artemis Generation is inspired to pursue STEM courses and potential careers in voice artificial intelligence and software engineering.”

Kahoot! first partnered up with Amazon Future Engineer in September 2022 for the launch of interactive virtual field trips to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers on Kahoot! Academy. Since launch, thousands of participants (non-unique) have taken part in these tours, discovering how they could help shape the future through a career in computer science.

Get ready for out of this world STEM learning when you embark on the Callisto: Space Innovation Tour today, and visit the Amazon Future Engineer partner page to explore more inspiring tours of computer science in action!