Astronomy Project for 4-26-2017

Please read sections 10.4 and section 10.5 about Mars.  Focus on the differences between our planet and this one.

Then, around 10:30 when you’re done reading, get in a group of 3 and begin planning a mission to Mars.

  1. What would you need to take?
  2. How long would you be gone?
  3. What types of science would you like to do while you’re gone/there?  (There are a lot of branches, including psychology, that are open to study!)
  4. President Trump has mentioned accelerating our program for a mission to Mars.  We are currently on track to send people in the 2030’s.  He would like to do it in the next 4 years.  What do we need to do to make this happen? (Do we have rockets? Crews? The scientific ability?)

Turn your answers in (digitally on google drive or on dead trees) at the end of class so I can look at them over night.