With the red planet Mars as your guide, students will experience a 5-day engineering mission to discover some of the most important aspects of planetary exploration. Pupils will learn what’s required to land a rover on the surface of Mars, how to analyze rock samples with a Reflectance Spectrometer, how to loft a rock sample into Martian orbit, and then discover what it takes to return it safely back to Earth in a rocket of their own design.
Throughout their Martian mission, groups will be working within a NASA budget, knowing that funds or supplies for your projects may be decreased at any time due to budget cuts, safety regulations, or any other experience representative of the real NASA world. Our key focus will be on teamwork, problem solving, fiscal responsibility, communication, adaption to unexpected problems, the drive to be successful and most importantly, the ability to have fun through science, technology, math and engineering.
The exhilarating programming for Texas Space STEM is held at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and includes amazing Master Classes, hands-on workshops and no shortage of fun time. Sample programming includes Rover design and parts testing, space suit design with a JSC engineer, neutral buoyancy lab tour, spectrometer presentation, rock laboratory, astronaut training and SCUBA dive session, rocket design, space physiology workshop and more. All meals are included starting on Day 2 and extra activities include a very special Awards & Presentation Ceremony, exploring the Kemah Boardwalk, bowling and more.
Bolney Place, Cowfold Road
Bolney, West Sussex RH17 5QT
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South Business 65, Box 813
Hollister, Missouri 65673