Presentation on theme: "WHY GO TO MARS Mars Base Mission Day 1. MARS AEROGRAPHY Mars is the 4 th planet from the sun. Mars is the 4 th planet from the sun. Water once flowed."— Presentation transcript:
WHY GO TO MARS Mars Base Mission Day 1
MARS AEROGRAPHY Mars is the 4 th planet from the sun. Mars is the 4 th planet from the sun. Water once flowed on Mars, but are now just polar ice caps Water once flowed on Mars, but are now just polar ice caps Mars is known as the “Red Planet” Mars is known as the “Red Planet” Mars’s geology is similar to Earth Mars’s geology is similar to Earth
THE TWO MOONS AND THE TOPOGRAPHY OF MARS Phobos Has a crater on the side. Has a crater on the side. Bigger than Deimos Bigger than DeimosDeimos Smaller than Phobos Smaller than Phobos They're both thought to be from the meteor belt They're both thought to be from the meteor belt
TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF MARS TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES OF MARS Olympus Mons - Mountain Olympus Mons - Mountain Hellas Planitia - Plain Hellas Planitia - Plain Arabia Terra - Hills Arabia Terra - Hills Amazon Plain - Plain Amazon Plain - Plain Aurorae Sinus (The Eye of Mars) Aurorae Sinus (The Eye of Mars) Sytrus Major Planum - Low Valley Sytrus Major Planum - Low Valley Tharsis – Volcanic Plateau Tharsis – Volcanic Plateau
WHAT WE NEED BEFORE WE GET TO MARS Arrive, Survive, and Thrive
MISSION PLAN Arrive First we have to survive on Mars when we get there. A nice landing and a map of the place. Survive When we get to Mars we have to survive, which means find shelter, a stable food source, and find oxygen just to survive. Thrive Get ways to move around and a good stable government. Make living quarters for more people to come. Prepare experiments to conduct on Mars.
MAKING THE ROCKETS Making the rockets took two days. The first day we built the 1 st stage. The first stage was the main part of the rocket, the main rocket had the recovery device and the engine. The second part of the rocket would fall off.
ROBOTICS When we were programing the robots we used this software called “Terra Term.” Only about 2 people in the class knew how to use the program. For beginners the class learned real quickly. We had to learn how to command the robots to move around things. Today we were trying to program our robots to move around a maze. We had to walk back and forth many times to get the programming good.