Landing on Mars is one of the hardest part of any mission. Most Mars missions have ended in failure due to problems landing so as design challenges go, it’s a big one! The class discover why.
The class think about the challenge of making sure nothing organic from earth goes along for the ride on the ExoMars Rover. They would be nothing worse than accidently finding some old flu cells on Mars!
Sam has homework for his class on Mars – to find out about more robots used in space exploration. He finds that there have been quite a few!
The class think about the extremes of temperature on Mars and look at some of the design features that an ExoMars Rover will have to help cope.
The class start to think about how you go about designing an ExoMars Rover. It’ll need to be able to withstand the conditions on Mars – and Mars can be a tough place…
Experts on all things space tell us whether pets can really go to Space and we find out how many people have visited Space!