Looking for an engineering challenge? The ROADS on Asteroids challenge gives teams of students grades 3–12 a chance to tackle a mission to the asteroids. Teams will plan and simulate a mission to the “snowman” feature on the asteroid Vesta.
The mission will include an impactor from height onto the surface, drone landing and takeoff, and robotic navigation across potentially hazardous surfaces to look for the building blocks for life. All materials are provided by the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline based at University of Washington. Idaho teaches are encouraged to go to https://nwessp.org/asteroids/about/ for more information.