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Description:

In this video segment, Dr. Ayanna Howard, a robotics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, describes the process of designing and developing robotic devices to act as surrogates for humans in planetary exploration, including some of the remarkable challenges she faced as a member of the recent Mars Lander mission. Her insights reveal why engineering can be such a rewarding field. The segment is one minute twenty-five seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > Engineering
  • Science > Technology
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Language:

English

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