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Challenger Center

science

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Mission Comander Facilitate the mission by answering questions and making sure the crew stays on track
Data/Com (Communications) send and receive all messages for the mission
Navigation (NAV) Getting aircraft, ships or spacecraft from place to place. locate the position of any spacecraft or other objects in our solar system that are important to the mission
Probe Building probe to send to various locations
Medical (MED) Maintain the health of the crew
Remote (REM) You are the official astronaut scientist for the mission. Use glove boxes to conduct scientific experiments and hazardous materials collected on space walks
Life Support (LS) maintain Earth like environment on the Space Station. Make difficult decisions to make sure the crew could survive in a hostile environment
Isolation (ISO) Monitoring hazardous situations on the space craft. Must be robotics master
Public Affairs officer (PAO) Are the eyes and ears of the mission. Research on the beginning of space flight. Interview some crew members and writing a brief report on what happened during the mission
Space Shuttle Challenger NASA's second orbiter in the space shuttle program. The Challenger launched and landed 9 times between 1983 and Jan.28th 1986 when it broke apart 73 seconds after launch. Resulting in the death of all 7 crew members, including school teacher Christa McAul
Challenger Learning Center established after the Challenger accident, by the crew's family to honor the mission of space education
Comet a small frozen mass of dust and gas that are moving about the sun, usually in a highly eccentric orbit, that may form a tail that streams away from the sun
Robotics the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots
Robot a machine that functions in place of a living agent/person. Can be controlled y a computer
Effectors arms, legs , hands and feet
Sensors parts that act like senses that can detect objects or things like heat and light
Computer the brain that contains instructions to the robot
Equipment tool and mechanical features
Mission Contol Located on Earth. The job of the Mission Control is to monitor the status of the astronauts on board the space station and to help all mission goals
Space station a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space
Created by: s.carter506