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Challenge 4:
Design a Crew Exploration Vehicle

Students will work in a team to design a CEV that will safely carry two astronauts through a series of landing trials. The CEV must fit inside the designated size constraint, weigh no more than 100 grams, and safely carry two astronauts. Teams must design and build a vehicle with secure seats for the astronauts and include a hatch that stays closed during testing. The challenge also requires a model of an internal fuel tank on the vehicle.

Objective:
Students design and build a Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) model to safely transport two astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Grade Level:
5-8
Time Required:
Approximately 20 – 35 Hours

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