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LIVE FROM MARS: Educators Classroom Connection
JFK Middle School
Aimee Hall's class designs and builds Mars rover models
Hi, we're Matt, Lauren, and Sam. Our task was to take samples of permafrost and ice caps. To accomplish this we had to build a rover to travel the surface and drill down. The Incam T-47 Snowspeeder started off with a remote-controlled car. We added a drill, solar panels, batteries, a heater, headlights, an arm to collect samples and a computer analyzer to analyze samples. Our landing site is 80 degrees N, 0 degrees W. This is the North Polar ice cap. Our alternate site is 80 degrees S, 0 degrees W, at the South Polar ice cap.