Explore Mars Now

May 30th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Friday, May 30, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


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Explore Mars Now


Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)


Let your imagination soar as you explore this virtual tour of a simulated future Mars Mission Base Station. Using the currently available knowledge from experts around the world, this website seeks to “inspire learning about space sciences & technology through this web-based Mars Simulator”.

Choose from the following locations of the base camp to interactively explore:

  • Mars Base Layout
  • Base Exterior
  • Enter Base
  • Exit Base
  • Stair to Upper Level
  • Laboratory
  • EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) Preparation
  • Airlock
  • Medical
  • Bunks
  • Galley
  • Wardroom
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Sample Port
  • Greenhouse
  • Pressurized Rover
  • Robot Rover
When arriving at the location, explanatory text is on the right side of the image. Examine the image using your mouse. When hovering over specific locations in the image, more information is revealed. Using the navigational commands at the bottom of the image, explore the location in different directions.

Before leaving the website, read the “Mission Overview” for a textural outline of the simulated Mars Mission on the website. Check out the “Mars Facts” for more information about Mars and select the “Links” option in the upper navigation bar for more information about Mars on other websites.

While manned exploration to Mars may be years in the future, this website will inspire students to take a look at the possibilities that lie in space travel and exploration.


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