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Microgravity: living on the International Space Station
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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3 Travelling to Mars

Now you’ve researched the dangers of space, the discoveries on the ISS and the future of space travel, you’ll look at travelling to Mars in more detail. Remember that an astronaut’s journey to Mars is expected to take 253 days? Well there are plans for a human settlement on Mars called ‘MarsOne’ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Have a look at the ‘Mission roadmap’and answer the following questions by choosing the correct option.

Activity 3 Mission roadmap

1. The start of crew training is expected to take place in:

a. 

2018


b. 

2022


c. 

2030


The correct answer is a.

Answer

The start of crew training is expected to take place in 2018.

2. In 2022, the lander payload is expected to include something to provide energy to maintain and grow the settlement. What is that something?

a. 

solar panels


b. 

water


c. 

batteries


The correct answer is a.

Answer

In 2022, the lander payload is expected to include solar panels to provide energy to maintain and grow the settlement.

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