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Mojave Desert 2007

Spaceward Bound

by Meg Deppe
Spaceward Bound is still alive and well in the Mojave

photo of teachers in lava tube Photo with teachers in lava tube photo of pond at Zzyzx


Recently I took some teachers out to Zzyzx and the Lava Tubes. We had a wonderful adventure on a beautiful fall Sunday. We took some pictures that I've attached. The teachers returned to their classes with lots of photos, tons of rock samples, a greater understanding of the mechanics of lava tube formation, and the pricelessness of having their own personal experience of climbing down the ladder and crawling into the lava tube. They also have a better understanding of how difficult it could be to find microscopic life in the desert or on Mars....

Mountain goats on bluff near Zzyzx

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Editor: Linda Conrad
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated:February 2006
Students Contact: Loretta Hidalgo
Teachers Contact: Liza Coe