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Jacqueline Howard: A Day on Mars (5:16)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:09 According to organizers of Mars One, by what year will it be possible to establish a human colony on Mars?
  2. 01:40 How does the gravity on Mars compare to that on Earth?
  3. 02:52 Utilizing space technology in its current state, how long does it take to travel to Mars? Why does this concern NASA scientists?
  4. 03:53 Colonists on Mars would most likely have to spend most of their time underground. Why is this?
  5. 05:00 Mars has not one, but two moons, which behave differently than the Earth’s moon. Describe this behavior.