Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers (2018)

  • Mars Rovers
  • Mars Rovers
  • Mars Rovers
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In "Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers," participants learn about how scientists and engineers use robotic rovers and other vehicles to explore distant worlds, and experience some of the challenges and teamwork required to navigate a rover across the surface of a planet millions of miles away. Players acting as "Mission Control" and a "Rover" must work together to navigate a large obstacle course. Participants can also design their own rover to fit the particular challenges of exploring a distant planet.



Learning Goals

• Teams of scientists and engineers use rovers and other robotic vehicles to explore distant worlds.

• Rover missions, like those to Mars, are carefully planned here on Earth.

• NASA missions require large teams of people working together.



This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Owning institution

The Science Museum of Minnesota

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