How Will SpaceX Get Us To Mars?

In Musk we trust? A video in the Real Engineering series shows how the SpaceX company, and their Falcon 9 rocket, represents a viable hope for space travel to Mars. Viewers see how reusable rockets and vertical integration in manufacturing help reduce costs.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If available, invite an aeronautical engineer to give a talk
  • Have learners research the history of space flight as a group project
Classroom Considerations
  • Some basic knowledge of space flight is beneficial, but it is not necessary
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Topic may be of interest to teenagers
  • Explanations are thorough, complete with diagrams and video footage
Cons
  • None