Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for humankind!
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This website provides and overview of a planned mission to Mars. The purpose behind this mission is to establish a human settlement on Mars. Settlers will arrive on the planet every two years. The first mission will be launched in 2018. The website provides a detailed overview of the people involved in the project, where the funding for the project is coming from and a detailed road map of the project from its conception through to its realisation when settlers begin to arrive on Mars. Most relevant to the Design and Technologies curriculum is the section of the website that describes the technologies that will play a role in the preparation, launch and settlement of the mission. The technology described is used within todays world and is easy for students to relate to. This means they will be able to investigate or imagine how a sustainable system used on earth would be necessary to operate on a different planet.
This artefact links to the year 5and 6 content description Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019). This website would provide a great introduction to an inquiry unit of work where students investigate sustainable practices. Students would be able to investigate, critique and design sustainable systems that may be of use on Mars in the future.The website will stimulate the students imagination and tap into their innate sense of adventure.