Manned Mission to Mars

Students are immersed in the details for a possible future manned mission to Mars. They learn about the human safety risks that are evaluated and addressed to minimize danger to astronauts. They examine a specialized launch schedule and the varied backgrounds and professions of the crew. Students find out about the crew's activities and living conditions once on the Martian surface, as well as how to make enough fuel to make it off the Red Planet to return home.