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The 2016 Odysseus contest winners in all categories were announced on the 8th of July in the award ceremony, which took place at the Euro Space Centre.

In the Pioneers Category the winning team was the team LEARS from Portugal consisting of Carlota FERNANDES, Diogo GONCALVES and Nelson REBELO with Ms Cristina PINHO as their teacher – coach. The team comes from the city of Oeiras and they attend the Escola Secundária Sebastião e Silva. They developed a functional wireless guided rover instrumentally setup to analyze new environments.

In the Explorers Category the winner was Ms Alice Antonelli, from Italy. Alice, who lives in Toscany has just graduated from the Liceo scientifico Enrico Fermi and she designed a balloon that goes up into the stratosphere connected with a monowing and carrying as payload some sensors and a photo camera in order to analyse the atmosphere for meteorological purposes and to control air pollution.