When we first arrived at Marsville, we put our lunches in a box to be weighed. Then we went upstairs and put our jackets away by the tables, and we got t-shirts that said our names and YSA,
(Yukon Space Agency) on the front. My t-shirt was orange.
Then we went downstairs into the gym and watched a video about going into space and how they would put a rover on Mars. Once we were told about how the day would go, we were put into teams with 4 kids from Mayo and 7 kids from Whitehorse.
We built a dome out of plastic that we had cut before the trip. We then taped up the dome and cut out a hole for the fan. When we blew up the dome and we cut a hole for the door and tunnel. After that, we did a scavenger hunt on the internet. Then we were shown a display on solar panels and a tool to cook the food in the sun. We cooked marshmallows in the tool, then ate them. We were given mars bars for a snack.
At 12:00 we ate lunch in the dome we made with our habitat team. We had to put our garbage in a box to be weighed.
After lunch, astronaut Julie Payette gave a presentation on engines and how they move in space. She told us who was currently in space. One person from each group asked her a question. What I thought the two most interesting things she talked about was the engines and how they adjusted to no gravity.
After that we had to get our lego rovers to go through a maze. The rovers are programmed by a computer to a brain box to move. Our rover was the only one to make it through the maze.
Then we had to show our space suit. The most odd looking space suit had a pop bottle and an ice-cream bucket as the helmet.
Our space suit was white, with a skidoo helmet and our class patches. Our model was Dusty.
Then we looked at the other groups domes, cleaned up and went home.
Posted by 24297 on 5/25/07; 11:48:03 AM
from the Laurelie dept.