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Fox Convenes NASA Astronauts, Leading Scientists, and "The Martian" Team to Discuss the Future of a Manned Mission to Mars

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On February 11, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brought leaders in the space exploration field together with the creative team behind the hit Fox film "The Martian" for "The Journey to Mars 101" forum, where they discussed real-word possibilities of a voyage to Mars. Astronauts, scientists, and engineers revealed how new developments in technology are contributing to Mars exploration and encouraged students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

FOX's 'Empire' Leads 2016 NAACP Image Awards with 12 Nominations

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In December, the NAACP announced the nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards, with FOX's hit musical series Empire scoring 12 nominations across the music and television categories. Other 21st Century Fox businesses, including FX and 20th Century Fox, received nominations, as well as FOX series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rosewood.

Fox and Microsoft Announce Grand Prize Winners of 'Hacking Mars' STEM Design Contest

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Microsoft has named Matt Marshall, Nis Bojin, and Dallas Kasaboski the winners of the Hacking Mars Design Challege, a unique online science and technology competition launched in September and developed exclusively around the Twentieth Century Fox film The Martian. Marshall's team created devices called Modular Sensors, which monitor radiation levels, temperature, atmospheric pressure, oxygen, and more in the Mars station that Mark Watney (Matt Damon) inhabits in the film.

FOX's 'The Simpsons' Wins Seventh Environmental Media Award for Raising Awareness of Environmental Issues

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On October 24, top Hollywood talent gathered at the Warner Bros. studio lot for the 25th annual Environmental Media Awards, a yearly awards show recognizing film and television that increase public awareness of environmental issues. FOX's The Simpsons collected the seventh award in the show's history for an episode exploring the issue of fracking.

Finalists Announced for 'Hacking Mars' STEM Design Contest from Fox and Microsoft

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Microsoft has announced the three finalists for the Hacking Mars Design Challenge, a unique online science and technology competition developed exclusively around the new Fox film The Martian. Teams consisting of students, academics, and professionals designed projects to aid the film's lead character Mark Watney (Matt Damon) while he is stranded alone on Mars.

Fox and Microsoft Announce 'The Martian' STEM Design Contest with $25,000 Prize

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On Tuesday, September 15, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft announced the Hacking Mars Design Challenge, a unique online science and technology competition developed exclusively around the upcoming Fox film The Martian to drive interest in STEM subjects. The winning team will collect a $25,000 grand prize and travel to Microsoft to experience the company's HoloLens technology.

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