Category Archives: Space Science

#COUNTDOWNTOMARS – LANDING DAY!

Who has Mars fever? Dr. Merritt does, and he knows a lot of middle school students who have developed the ‘fever’ too!!! On Thursday evening, at 18:30 (Lugano time), NASA/JPL will be streaming a “Landing Day!” live stream for students. … Continue reading

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#COUNTDOWNTOMARS – Week 2

Now that we have some general knowledge about our destination, as well as a better idea about the relative distances between not only the Earth and Mars, but also between Mars and other heavenly bodies, it’s time to plan our … Continue reading

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#COUNTDOWNTOMARS – Week 1

After travelling nearly 470 million km (300 million miles), NASA’s Perseverance rover is scheduled to complete its journey to Mars in a matter of weeks. The landing is currently scheduled for February 18, 2021. To reach the surface of the … Continue reading

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