Monday, February 27, 2017

Astrobiology Mission Spacecraft 3D Design by Chloe

In Science/ Technology we have been learning about Astrobiology, and we have been creating missions that will study the surface of any planet or moon to send us any information about any signs of life. This project is called The Astrobiology Mission Spacecraft 3D Design. Basically, in the beginning of this unit, we were assigned groups such as Oxygen, Zinc, Hydrogen, etc. each group gets to choose between several different options for a target, a spacecraft, and a biosignature, and much more. My group chose the target Polar Ice Caps; Mars an orbiter as our spacecraft, and Chemistry as our biosignature.

 After we plan out what features our design will have, each person can either create a 3D design alone, or pick a partner from their team. Next, we had to create a 3D design, which in my opinion, was the most fun part of this project. My partner and I created an orbiter to explore the polar ice caps on Mars, and we created our designs in a website called Tinkercad. This process took between 1-3 days, depending on how complicated your design is and how efficiently you worked. Finally, the last step was to post your design in the discussion post on Schoology along with a description of what your target, spacecraft and biosignature are.

1 comment:

  1. Nathan and Mateo BApril 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Dear Chloe,
    You were very descriptive with all your information and made us have a very good idea of what was going on. What inspired you to make your spacecraft what it is?