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It’s hard enough to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull and make it safely to space, but staying safe in space presents a whole new set of engineering challenges. Astronauts must be protected from extreme heat, cold, vacuum, fast-moving debris, and oh yeah, they need to be able to breathe up there! We’ll learn about the amazing innovations and life support that a space suit provides in this exciting demo that showcases the fascinating engineering challenges and solutions for exploring the final frontier.
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NGSS: Earth and Space Science, ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System, Physical Science, PS1: Matter and Its Interactions, PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter, PS1.B: Chemical Reactions, PS1.C: Nuclear Processes, PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions, PS2.A: Forces and Motion, PS2.B: Types of Interactions, PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy and Forces, PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life, Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science, ETS1: Engineering Design, ETS1.A: Defining and Deliminiting an Engineering Problem, ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions, ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution