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LEAPS Mars Project
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Friday, March 16, 2018
7th Grade MARS Project
7th Grade MARS Project

Coalmont LEAPS students designed and built a drag device to slow a spacecraft entry onto the Martian surface.   Big thanks to Mrs. Hope for making this happen. 

Challenge:  Students will work in a team to design, build, and test a drag device. Teams may only use materials provided and must connect to a team-built cargo bay that is assembled using the template provided. The overall mass cannot exceed 50 grams. The drag device must have at least five separate angled edges (rounded edges are allowed, but one big circle is not allowed). The drag device must protect the weighted cargo bay when it is dropped from a height of 1, 2, and 3 meters.

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