KIOSC is hosting “Destination Mars” for Science Week.
Training Missions include:
- Colonisation: Students investigate the materials required to withstand the extreme cold on Mars (dry ice). Using STELR housing and data logging equipment, students hypothesise the best insulating materials for colonisation.
- Robotic Engineering: Students code and engineer EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots to navigate space challenges and assist humans in a dangerous working environment.
- Mars Odyssey: Students explore the surface of Mars using Oculus Rift Virtual Reality technology, working to make repairs to the Mars Rovers in a virtual space suit.
How could we live and work on Mars?
Space exploration and the willingness for humans to live on other planets is fast becoming a reality. Society has adopted many benefits from space research/explorations and we will continue to benefit from discoveries made. The ability to live on Mars and function as a working society poses many challenges and obstacles.The use of new technologies such as Virtual Reality provide a mechanism to explore the unknown and assist in training future space explorers. Data analysis and algorithmic thinking support us in exploring new and innovative ideas of space exploration.