Journey to Mars
Choose the challenge below that best suits your students. They can be taught across a series of individual lessons or in dedicated, off-timetable sessions, and are suitable for students aged 10-14 years. You can also create a larger project by completing all three challenges.
Manned Mission to Mars
Since the 1960s, space agencies around the world have carried out a variety of missions to Mars sending probes, orbiters, landers and rovers to find out as much about the red planet as possible. The next big step is a manned mission to Mars and a number of space agencies are working towards putting humans on the surface of Mars within the next two decades. These challenges ask students to look at three of the key elements required for a successful manned mission to Mars; the voyage there, the descent to the surface, and living on the planet itself.