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Mission to Mars: how will engineers make it possible to live on other planets

Introduction

Students will explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) of space exploration.

The resource covers three sections of a Mars mission: Launch, Landing and Life on Mars. Students will learn about designing an aerodynamic nose cone for launch, how to create heat shields to protect spacecraft on re-entry and how to grow food in Martian soil.

A teachers guide can be downloaded from the Download PDF link in the banner above.

The student guide can be downloaded here.

Supported by

  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Tomorrows Engineers
  • Boeing