|Posted on Feb 09, 2011 10:50:57 AM | John Entwistle | |||
|A new generation of small, smart, versatile robotic landers will aid in the exploration of airless bodies such as the moon and asteroids. The design is based on cutting-edge technology, which allows precision landing in high-risk but high-priority areas. This technology enables NASA to achieve scientific and exploration goals in previously unexplored locations.
These new landers are a great tie-in to two NES Virtual Campus teaching modules:
• Math and Science @ Work: Lunar Surface Instrumentation module.
• Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon.
Connections like this will help your students see that the things they learn in school have a real-world connection to what is happening at NASA right now!
Read more about this exciting new prototype in the NASA Explorer Schools NEON forums Math and Science @ Work: Lunar Surface Instrumentation module and Lunar Nautics: Designing a Mission to Live and Work on the Moon.
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