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Cratering the Moon Challenge
Final Designs

Challenge: As junior engineers, the student task is to design and build a small-scale, Earth-based launching
device that can propel a standard projectile at various angles, creating a crater in “lunar soil.”
Then, using the launching device, the students will conduct an experiment to determine the angle of
impact that excavates the greatest amount of subsurface “lunar soil.” For more information on the challenge, see: http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lcross/Cratering_the_Moon_v1.pdf

thumbnail of student diagram

Final Design: Destination Moon
B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology
by Vivek , Anant, and Saket

Preliminary Design with Expert Response

thumbnail of student launcher Final Design
Vishal
K.K.Wagh Institute of Engineering, Education and Research

Preliminary Design with Expert Response

thumbnail of student design Final Design
Nishant SP, Grade-11
MES School

Preliminary Design with Expert Response
students design Final Design
Ms. Schuster's Class
Sells Middle School
Sriram

Preliminary Design with Expert Response
small photo of student launcher device Final Design
Ms. Schuster's Class
Sells Middle School
Dominique

Preliminary Design with Expert Response
thumbnail of student design Final Design
Ms. Schuster's Class
Sells Middle School
Clarissa and Cara

Preliminary Design with Expert Response
small version of built catapult Final Design
Ms. Schuster's Class
Sells Middle School
Deepthi

Preliminary Design with Expert Response
thumbnail of student design Ms. Brackmann's 5th Grade Science
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Class I
thumbnail of student design Ms. Brackmann's 5th Grade Science
Our Lady of Lourdes School

Class II
   
 


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Editor: Linda Conrad
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated: October 2007
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