One of the goals of the orginal Challenger crew was to research Comet Halley during their mission. In honor of the 51L crew, students will embark on an adventure to continue the research left unfilled due to the disaster that occured on January 28, 1986.
During this experience, a team of scientists and engineers will go on a daring mission to research Comet Halley as it approaches Earth in its orbit. The goal is to plot a successful course to rendezvous with a comet.
First, the team must nagivate the correct intercept course. Then they must construct and launch a space probe to gather data from the comet.
What seems to be a routine exploration at first becomes filled with challenges that require problem solving. Each obstacle requires students to work together as teams to find a solution in order to make the mission successful.