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


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