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Missions in SPACE!. Before we start…. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/50824838/#50824838. Unmanned Missions. Voyager I and Voyager II Launched in 1977 Originally sent to survey outer planets Continues to explore the outer edges of our solar system today. Unmanned Missions.

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before we start
Before we start….
  • http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/50824838/#50824838
unmanned missions
Unmanned Missions
  • Voyager I and Voyager II
    • Launched in 1977
    • Originally sent to survey outer planets
    • Continues to explore the outer edges of our solar system today.
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Unmanned Missions
  • Discoveries
    • Watch the video and write down every discovery you see.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na1mLpjxmYY
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Unmanned Missions
  • Discoveries
    • Outer planet rings
    • Outer planet moons
    • Geography of outer planets and moons
      • Including lakes on titan!
    • Planetary features
      • Jupiter’s red eye
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Unmanned Missions
  • The “Golden Record”
    • Read about the golden record and write an IVF summary about what you read.
contents of the golden records
Contents of the Golden Records
  • http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/scenes.html
voyager recap
Voyager Recap
  • http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/JPLvoyagerModule/JPLvoyagerModule.html
back to that meteor
Back to that Meteor…
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc
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Unmanned Missions
  • Mars Science Laboratory: Curiosity Rover
    • Launched in 2011 and landed on Mars August 2012
    • Goal: Study the biology, geology, and climate of mars.
      • Break down materials and determine parts
      • Evaluate atmosphere
      • Determine water and CO2 cycles
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Unmanned missions
  • The difficult part is the landing
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU
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Unmanned missions
  • What can the curiosity rover do?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64hvqhgbaLw
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Unmanned missions
  • Why do we do this?
    • Curiosity’s secondary goal is to set the stage for sending a human space crew to Mars.
manned and woman ed missions
Manned (and Woman-ed) Missions
  • Project Mercury (1959-1963)
    • First USA manned missions to space
    • Primary Objective: Put an astronaut in orbit around the earth.
  • Project Gemini (1962-1966)
    • Primary Objective: Develop technologies that would put American astronauts on the moon.
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Manned (and Woman-ed) Missions
  • The Apollo Program
    • First space program to put a person on the moon; specifically Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
    • The complexity of the mission was enormous
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_program
the lunar landing
The Lunar Landing
  • The summary
  • http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo11_40/
google moon
Google Moon!
  • http://www.google.com/moon/
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