One Sunday night in July 1969, one billion people huddled around their radios and TV screens in awe as we walked on the moon for the first time.

In that moment, the world was united in celebration of human ingenuity and inspired by the possibility that by working together, we can quite literally reach the stars.


Blast off with FIRST Launch 2019: Gather your squad today.



I Got Mine and You Can Unbag Yours

Apr 24, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

We had some delicious pizza in Detroit! Also, there will be no bag checks for our FIRST Championship Detroit teams!

Houston Wrap-Up and Detroit

Apr 23, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to the Chairman's Award Winners at FIRST Championship Houston, as well as the Chairman's Award Finalists and the Einstein Winners! Plus, we are getting in Detroit!

Houston Happenings and Detroit Dreams

Apr 20, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

We are having a blast at FIRST Championship Houston, plus the FIRST Championship Detroit Division Assignments and Preliminary Match Schedules are here!

Houston is Looking Good and We’re Eliminating the Bag!* (For Houston!**)

Apr 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information on Bag Checks for FIRST Championship Houston!

Afghanistan’s First Female Tech CEO on the Importance of Digital Literacy

Apr 17, 2018 By FIRST Staff

Serial entrepreneur Roya Mahboob mentors the acclaimed Afghan girls robotics team, which will be competing in FIRST Championship Detroit next week. Roya discusses her work in digital literacy for her nonprofit, Digital Citizen Fund, and the impact the “Afghan Dreamers” are having in Afghanistan.

Record Crowd Inspired by World’s Largest Celebration of Young Innovators and Changemakers at FIRST Championship in Detroit

More Than 40,000 People Attended FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated This Week to Watch Students Compete with Team-Built Robots

FIRST Launch 2019’ Theme Celebrating Outer Space Announced for Upcoming Robotics Season Across All Four FIRST Programs

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FIRST Kicks Off World’s Largest Celebration of Young Innovators and Changemakers

More than 15,000 Students from 43 Countries Compete with Team-Built Robots and Showcase Innovation Skills at FIRST Championship in Houston with Support from Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm Incorporated and Others

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FIRST Championship and FIRST Alumni and Rising FIRST Alumni Opportunities

Apr 16, 2018 Written by Michelle Long, FIRST Alumni Relations.

A Tasty Schedule

Apr 13, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Detailed information for the FIRST Championship Houston Divisions and Pit Assignments.