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Challenge 2:
Safe Travels

Teams of up to four students will design and build a model of a spacecraft with the goal to safely transport two astronauts on a mission to the Moon, Mars, or other destinations in space. A drop test will determine how well the astronauts are protected during landing. During the drop test, the model spacecraft will be deployed, or dropped, from a height of 2 meters to simulate landing. The hatch must stay closed. The astronauts must stay securely in their seats during the drop test.

Develop safety devices for astronauts traveling to the Moon or Mars
Grade Level:
Time Required:
Approximately 12 – 20 Hours

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