How Safely can you travel through space?
Test your ability to travel to Mars and back while avoiding dangerous radiation hazards
The Space Travel Hazards Games was developed to help reinforce knowledge of space travel and some of the potential hazards associated with space travel.
The object is to get from Earth to Mars and back along one of two pathways to accomplish a successful mission. Along the way, teams will acquire Radiation Points (RPs) that are detrimental to the mission. Teams will also acquire Mission Points (MPs) that measure the success of the mission. When the game is finished, plot the total Radiation Points and Mission Points on the Tally Card to see if the team had a successful mission and determine the game winner.
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Product Number: EP-2008-08-120-MSFC
Radiation biology is an interdisciplinary science — biology, physics, astrophysics, planetary science and engineering — that examines the effects of radiation on living systems. The Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge educator guide links these disciplines in the context of a lunar outpost by providing background, discussion and research questions, objectives, and inquiry-based activities to introduce radiation biology to middle school students. The guide includes a pretest, lessons, student sheets and answer keys.
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Modeling the Space Radiation Environment Short Course for Scientists and Engineers by Michael Xapsos of Goddard Space Flight Center.
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