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Cristina Mendoza

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Pack your bags we're going on trip! To space!

In this activity you need to give some serious thought about what you would want to bring on a mission to Mars. This trip would take about 9 months (about 500 days) to complete! The Space Shuttle program instituted a PPK (Personal Preference Kit) that was used to carry personal belongings of each crew member. The contents of a PPK were limited to a few separate items, with a total weight of 0.682 kilograms (1.5 pounds). The volume of a PPK must be contained in a 12.82 centimeters × 20.51 centimeters × 5.13 centimeters (5′′×8′′×2′′) bag provided by NASA. This article shares some of our astronauts favorite items: www.metro.us/astronauts-share-the-personal-items-they-took-into-space/ www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/06/26/how-many-personal-items-can-astronauts-bring-to-space/#2fccd21f3a30 Not breaking the requirements above (weight and size limits), what would you bring? Video record yourself sharing a quick 30 second video explaining your items.

8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Science, STEAM
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