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Third grader displays passion for coding by winning NASA contest

As NASA prepares for a return trip to the moon in 2024, along with a trip to Mars by 2040, it's inspiring young minds like third grader Paxton Summers.

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As NASA prepares for a return trip to the moon in 2024, along with a trip to Mars by 2040, it's inspiring young minds like third grader Paxton Summers.

Paxton recently won a coding contest put on by NASA and Tynker, and hopes to go to MIT and become an engineer when he grows up.

"That was a big excitement for me, because I had never actually won a huge contest like this," Paxton said.

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