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Space Mission:Rendevous With A Comet - Humidity Alert!

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'Mission Objective: To build, and then launch a probe to rendezvous with an unknown object that may be a threat to the Earth!

Scenario: In the not too distant future, a team of scientists and engineers are on a daring mission to take an up-close look at a comet as it streaks its way across the solar system. Their goal is to plot a successful course to rendezvous with the comet and launch a probe to collect scientific data on the object.

They must first construct the space probe and then plot the correct intercept course. What seems at first to be a routine exploration is filled with exciting challenges and emergencies. Each obstacle that stands in the way of a successful mission requires students to work together as a team and problem solve the solution.'

(The National Space Centre Education information)



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