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LIVE FROM MARS: Educators Classroom Connection
JFK Middle School
Aimee Hall's class designs and builds Mars rover models
...as Rennie and Alison are pictured with the rover.
Our mission tasks are to take pictures and reading of volcanoes such as
Olympus Mons on Mars. We decided that we would need both an orbiting
satellite and a mobile rover to accomplish our mission. The rover has two
nuclear reactors. It uses its claw to take rock samples from a site. The
samples are placed in the analysis pods to find the elements in the rock.
The satellite will be able to guide the rover to the most promising
volcanoes within range and take pictures of volcanoes that are too far for
the rover to reach.