"Thank you so much for the memorable day yesterday at the CLC! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities planned for us, and meeting Capt. McBride was, by far, the highlight of our day, in addition to having press coverage of our mission. This was my seventh year attending the CLC; it was by far one of, if not, the most impressive missions."
Edward A.
Stanton Middle School

Target Moon

target moonA comet is on target to hit one of our lunar settlements. The comet tracking team tracks the comet as it is approaching and provides estimated times of impact and the distance reached by ejecta. The Moon mapping team calculates which location on the Moon has the highest probability of impact and the area of the impact. The crisis management team determines which base needs evacuation orders and executes those orders. They are responsible for moving equipment and personnel to safety and calculating the estimated arrival times of astronauts using various methods of transportation. The communications team relays all data and recommendations to mission control as the team handles this crisis.


Grades: 6-8

Subjects: math

Standards: area of a circle, distance/time/rate, probabilities, risk management, graphing, graph interpretation, math in everyday life

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