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LIVE FROM MARS: Educators Classroom Connection
Stewart Middle School
Mars by Christopher Samonek from Stewart Middle School
Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun. It is smaller than the Earth yet
similar. It is a huge red dust cloud (which is why we call it the red
planet). Mars, like Earth, freezes at the poles, and they retract such as
our Earth's own does. There are many craters where meteorites have
struck. After many years of training and hard work, NASA has finally
landed the Sojourner Truth Rover and Pathfinder onto the rocky Mars
surface. They are now trying to pick up rock fragments to look at and
examine. I think that is cool because if we figure out what we need
exactly for protection on Mars, we could land, safely, on it possibly by
the year 2015. But they need the information so that they can do this.
Plus, you can't do enough in space. There are lots of things to explore
I would love to be able to someday fly up in a rocket ship and explore
space. If you have that dream too, (1) you can study up on Space, (2) you
can go to Titusville, Florida, and visit John F. Kennedy Space Center.
John F. Kennedy Space Center has model rockets that are the actual size of
the real thing, such as the Apollo and Lunar Module. They also have
exhibits and I-MAX theatre showing movies about space and space
missions. There is also a tour that you can take to enjoy the sights of
the actual launch pads for the shuttles and see the stands where the
President actually sat at! Finally, you can go to Space Camp and venture
through various trainings that actual astronauts have to take before a
mission! Each age group has its own little unique things to do. And on
your last year there you can fly a plane! Plus, if your lucky enough, you
could see a shuttle liftoff!