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NASA eClips™: How Do You Get a Plane to Mars?
February 22, 2012

Target: Grades K-5

Length: 6 minutes 17 seconds

NASA eClips™: Our World
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Airplanes cannot fly to Mars. How does NASA get a plane to Mars so it can soar above the surface and collect data about the Martian atmosphere? Learn about the aeroshell, or protective case, created to take Ares to Mars.

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