• French students fly to Mars

    French students fly to Mars
    French CLC crew
    French high school exchange students joined American French immersion students from Prince George’s County Public School’s (PGCPS) Central High School in a flight of Expedition Mars at Challenger of Lanham, MD on November 2, 2017. The French students and their American counterparts experienced the voyage of a lifetime, shuttling back and forth between Mars and its moon, Phobos. They narrowly escaped an asteroid collision that blasted out a large crater on Mars. Later, they built a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to explore deep inside the crater, where they positively identified the presence of water. The Mission Commander and Flight Directors report that all the students performed to expectations. They coped well with the challenges, occasional disappointments, and malfunctions.

    Following their mission, the students went next door to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. With this double exposure to STEM activities and STEM careers, PGCPS may just have played host to future members of a Mars colony!
    Submitted by Russ Waugh, Lead Flight Director, Lanham