‘Mission to Mars’ prepares students for space travel

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Around 300 elementary school students from around Utah converged on Weber State University for a ‘Mission to Mars.’

The kids gathered in the Swenson Gym to participated in the annual Mission to Mars Link-up Day. Students created habitats in which they were able to experience what it would be like to sustain life on Mars.

On Link-Up day, the students built 12 by 12 by 8-foot high habitats and present their life-support system models, team mission patch and uniform, and a creative story or play about their journey to judges. The habitats were linked to one another via a series of tunnels – hence the “link-up” name.

WSU’s Bre Campbell told ABC4 that a month prior to the event, students studied Mars, came up with solutions to human adaptability on the planet along with their 5th-grade teachers.


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