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Arrakeen Colony, Mars

  During our fall 2016 semester at American Academy of Innovation, we selected Mars Exploration as the theme of our first school-wide project. To prepare my classes and get students excited, I involved them in creating several projects related to … Continue reading

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Using Mars MOLA 3D Data

Fourteen years ago I was on a quest. I knew that 3D altitude data of Mars was available online because I had seen it used in illustrations for National Geographic and other magazines. I wanted to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Riding Curiosity Down to Mars

The following are my notes from the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars as it happened. You know by now how it all ended. But I hope I’ve captured my feelings and impressions as Curiosity came down; I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

I am in Pasadena, California at JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, attending an educator conference in conjunction with the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover. When I got word that this conference was happening, I immediately filled out the … Continue reading

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