Speculate what materials Martian could trade
Build a model of a manned vehicle that would
be used to explore the surface of the Moon or Mars.
Invent a space suit to be used on the Moon or
Mars that is equipped with a solar sail.
Show how the sail could extend manned surface excursions by providing
additional electrical energy.
Devise a way a space suit on Mars could
generate its own breathable air, using Marian air.
Build a system that
demonstrates how breathable air could be made on Mars by separating carbon
diode from the air and increasing the level of oxygen.
Demonstrate how a water column could be used
to form an air lock on Mars.
Build a working model of a
revolving door air lock for a Martian habitat.
Demonstrate ways to
extract water and oxygen from simulated Martian rocks and sand.
Illustrate how liquid
water could be extracted from ice buried deep under the ground on Mars.
Speculate on some of the social problems that
might emerge on a long space mission.
Define ways they can be dealt with.
Illustrate how Mars could be “terraformed” to
an Earth like climate.
Illustrate the construction of
greenhouses on the Moon or Mars.
Show how plants and fish might be grown in such structures.
Illustrate how the
Martian moon Phobos could be used as a supply depot for Mars missions.
Demonstrate a method to
measure the mass of an object in space.
Demonstrate how an ion
propulsion system works.
Illustrate how a mass
driver propulsion system works. Perhaps build a small working model.
Explain how a mass driver on the Moon could be used to send
manufactured materials into Moon orbit.
Later the materials might be used as supplies for a manned mission to
Illustrate how we might
communicate with worlds light years away.
Build a system showing
how artificial gravity could be produced for long space flights. Perhaps
two sections of a spacecraft could be linked with a strong rope and spun.
Build a working model
of a photovoltaic solar electrical power plant for Mars settlements.
shelters that are designed for Martian settlements.
Demonstrate how certain nickel-iron rocks
found on Mars might be processed toproduce steel or made into ribbons to carry
Illustrate how certain
carbonate compound laden rocks on Mars might be processed to form Portland
cement with the aid of concentrated sunlight.
Demonstrate how some sand on Mars might be
turned into glass for a variety ofuses.
Illustrate how an
outpost on the moon might be developed to provide air, food and fuel for
long manned space missions to the outer planets.
Demonstrate how optical
laser based communications systems might be better than radio techniques
for deep space missions.