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Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Engineering Design, Technology, Space Vehicles


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Astronaut safety is of the highest importance. For Artemis missions, NASA’s Orion spacecraft must be able to support astronauts for weeks at a time and operate reliably in the harsh space environment.

NASA’s Artemis mission will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024! Using new technologies, NASA will explore regions of the Moon never visited before and establish a long-term human presence on the Moon. Astronauts will live and work there for weeks to months at a time. They will test technologies, conduct science experiments, mine resources, and learn how to live in extreme environments. This knowledge will help NASA take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

Design and build a spacecraft for your crew of miniastronauts. The Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts to the Moon. You can design and build your version of this crew module. Add astronaut action figures and test the spacecraft to be sure your crew is safe.

Design A Crew Module

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