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Challenge 1:
Mission to Mars

Travel at extremely high speeds, they need some sort of drag device to slow them down to prevent them from crashing into the planet and becoming damaged. As missions increase in complexity, landers and rovers become heavier and require even more effective drag devices. Engineers must work within the limits (or constraints) of mass and weight to successfully accomplish the mission.

Objective:
Develop a device to slow down spacecraft landing on Mars.
Grade Level:
3-5
Time Required:
Approximately 12 – 20 Hours

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