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Moon Landing Exercise. Moon Landing Exercise Join your group! Read the “Situation” description Individually rank the 15 “intact” items, 1 being the most.

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1 Moon Landing Exercise

2 Moon Landing Exercise Join your group! Read the “Situation” description Individually rank the 15 “intact” items, 1 being the most important and 15 being the least essential In your group, discuss and arrive at a “group” ranking of the 15 items.

3 NASA’s Ranking! ItemNASA Ranking Box of Matches15 : virtually worthless – there’s no oxygen on the moon to sustain combustion Magnetic Compass14: The Magnetic field on the moon is not polarized, so it’s worthless for navigation Portable Heating Unit13: Not needed unless on the dark side 1 Case - Dehydrated Milk12: Bulkier duplication of food concentrate Two.45 Caliber Pistols11: Possible means of self – propulsion Signal Flares10: Use as distress signal when the mother ship is sighted Self-Inflating Life Raft9: CO 2 bottle in military raft may be used for propulsion

4 NASA’s Ranking! ItemNASA Ranking Parachute Silk8 : Protection from Sun’s rays First Aid Kit7: Needles connected to vials of vitamins, medicines, etc. will fit special aperture in NASA space suit 50 Feet Nylon Rope6: Useful in scaling cliffs & tying injured together Solar-Powered FM Received-Transmitter 5: For communication with mother ship, but FM required line-of-sight transmission & can only be used over short ranges Food Concentrate4: Efficient means of supplying energy requirements Stellar Map3: Primary means of navigation – star patterns appear essentially identical on the moon as on Earth 5 Gallons Water2: Needed for replacement of tremendous liquid loss on the light side

5 NASA’s Ranking! ItemNASA Ranking lb Tanks of Oxygen # 1 : Most pressing survival need (weight is not a factor since gravity is one-sixth of the Earth’s – each tank would weigh only about 17 pounds on the moon!)

6 For each item, mark the number of points that your score differs from the NASA ranking. Next, add up all the points. Disregard + or – differences. The lower the total score, the better your score! SCORING

7 SCORING 0-25: Excellent! 26-32: Good 33-45: Average 46-55: Fair 56-70: Poor, suggests use of Earth-bound logic! : Very Poor – perhaps you’re a casualty of the space age 


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