Fly Me To The Moon
By Edward Rafacz - united states
FLY ME TO THE MOON
Activity Duration: 30+ min
Recommended Age: Middle School (6th-8th)
You just won a trip to the Moon, but there is a catch…
You are limited to the number of items you can take. You will first have to bring things that will help keep you alive for a week. What will you bring?
The volume of the inside of the space capsule that first took a person to the Moon was about the size of a 4-person tent (10 ft x 10 ft).
Watch this video to help you visualize how big a space you would have for your trip to the Moon.
A lot of thought went into planning what was needed for a trip to the Moon during Apollo. Take a look at the inside of the capsule and decide what to take.
Some people weigh less than others. The lighter the person, the more supplies he/she can take to the moon. Also the smaller you are, the less you consume; so the fewer supplies you will need to carry.
Consider this...It costs about $9,100 to get 1 pound of anything into Orbit. It costs even more to get that weight on a trajectory to the Moon:
See the list of materials below.
You will use paper and pencils, OR if you are up to the challenge, your favorite computer software, to create your own version of the items you are taking to the Moon.
Then, you will make a video of the items you sketched or built:
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