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Mission Design
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
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Body: Our Solar System
Mission: MESSENGER (Mercury)

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Short Description: Mission Design is intended to provide an overarching framework for discussing exploration in general. The module places space exploration in the greater context of the history of human exploration, and allows the students to investigate how scientists and engineers today plan missions to study worlds in the solar system and extend their exploration even farther in the Universe.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

Credit: MESSENGER


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Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014