COMMUNICATOR (COM) This team will be responsible for all oral communication between the spacecraft and Mars Control Requirements: strong reading and oral skills
DATA This team will be responsible for typing, writing and delivering messages between the spacecraft and Mars Control. Requirements: strong reading skills, basic keyboarding skills
NAVIGATION (NAV) This team will send and receive verbal messages between the spacecraft and Mars Control to find a landing site, check the camera systems and make preparations for lift off back to Earth. Requirements: strong verbal and listening skills, ability to perform well under pressure, strong data entry and math skills and an interest in astronomy.
MEDICAL (MED) This team will perform medical tests on themselves and fellow team members which include muscle strength, vision, hearing and heart rate. They will record data and answers regarding medical research. Requirements: strong data entry skills, ability to follow directions, an interest in the medical profession
PROBE This team will be responsible for the assembly, and deployment of 2 probes to the 2 moons of Mars as well as the research regarding the function of each of the probe parts. Requirements: strong verbal skills and listening skills, good mechanical skills, ability to perform well under pressure, and an ability to follow directions.
REMOTE A (REM) This team will work in a glove box to analyze and compare minerals and soils from both Mars and Earth as well answer questions to corresponding research. Requirements: Strong observational skills, ability to follow directions, some keyboarding
LIFE SUPPORT (LS) This team will decide which crops should be grown on Mars, check the humidity, air pressure, temperature, oxygen system and pH of the tap water as well as experiment with solar panels and be able to answer corresponding research questions Requirements: ability to follow written directions, read various dials, strong problem solving skills, and an interest in environmental sciences
ISOLATION (ISO) This team will be responsible for operating a robotic arm to analyze chemical bottles, meteoroid panels, or radiation filters and be able to answer corresponding research questions. Requirements: Strong mechanical skills, follows directions, excellent hand eye coordination, strong math skills
REMOTE B AND C (REM) This team will work in a glove box and be responsible for testing the chlorophyll of a plant sample and working with circuits in the glove box. They will also be responsible for answering the corresponding research questions. Requirements: strong observational skills, ability to follow directions, interest in earth science, good eye hand coordination if using the robot
PRESS This team will be responsible for asking interview questions to all of their team mates and recording their written responses. They will also experience as many jobs as possible while in the spacecraft to better understand the positions. Finally,they will give a post mission oral report back in the classroom. Requirements: strong verbal and written skills, an interest in journalism