Willow Class CW – The Space Journey

Hidden figures

Last term we were studying several books about space- people , especially women, who were instrumental in making space travel happen. Hidden figures looked at the story of these women. We then learnt about the space race and the different missions that occurred.

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The Mars Rover

Finally we read about the Mars Rover Curiosity and it’s production and journey to Mars. Curiosity is a car-sized Mars rover designed to explore the Gale crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission.

Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on 26 November 2011, at 15:02:00 UTC and landed on Aeolis Palus inside Gale crater on Mars on 6 August 2012, 05:17:57 UTC. The Bradbury Landing site was less than 2.4 km from the centre of the rover’s touchdown target after a 560 million km journey.