LCROSS Fall 2008 will bring a challenge to learn both
Earthbound and Spacebound navigation. Coming soon.
The identification of water is very important to the future of human
activities on the Moon. LCROSS will blast the permanently dark floor
of one of the Moon’s
polar craters with two heavy impactors early in 2009 to test the theory that
ancient ice lies buried there. The
first LCROSS challenge reflected NASA's
plans as students designed a lunar impactor to excavate "lunar
search of water.
http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/ and http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lcross/index.html
During the International Polar Year, the Landsat Image Mosaic
of Antarctica (LIMA) will be used as base to develop a new education
public outreach website called "Faces of Antarctica" to be
used as a teaching tool to link the faces of scientists studying Anarctica
with the changing face of the continent.
Follow the Ongoing
Spaceward Bound Project:
We are sorry, but the Mars Airplane and Outta Here
Challenges have been cancelled due to education budget cuts.
Design a Mars Airplane
What are some of the challenges you might encounter as you develop an
airplane to explore Mars? NASA is working on airplane designs that
will fly in Mars' thin atmosphere and collect detailed data of large
areas of Mars' surface more efficiently than the rovers that have studied
Mars to this point. During the months of January - March, NASA Quest
challenges students, working with NASA scientists and engineers to
design an airplane that can be packaged for safe travel to Mars and
then fly upon arrival.
Operation OUTTA HERE!
How can the current air transportation system safely handle a substantial
increase in the number and frequency of aircraft in the system? NASA
Quest challenges students in grades 8-10 during the months of March
- May to follow a "flight path" along which they will learn
mathematical concepts, examine related social issues, and explore career
pathways-all in the context of airspace systems. Students will enjoy
live interaction with industry professionals who will become career
role models and who can participate in the discussion of the merits
of the operational concepts showcased in the lessons.
For information on technical requirements and instructions on how to
participate in Web events see our "How