National Aeronautics and Space Administration + NASA Quest
+ Search Quest
 Find it at NASA

Exploration Through Navigation Challenge
Part II: Charting a Course to the Moon
Preliminary Designs

Challenge: Students will be tasked to chart a course from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida to one of the lunar poles using navigation skills appropriate for outer space. For this task, students will submit their navigation plan (as a class) to NASA experts for review. Following are the preliminary designs submitted by March 30, 2009.


1 thumbnail of orbit

3 students, 7th & 8th Grades
Esther Karpf home school

2 thumbnail of student rocket design Allyn’s Full Throttle Fliers (AFTF)
Ms. Purrell -- Ms. Allyn's Group
3 Thumbnail of student orbit design SOLINSKI NERDY MOON MISSIONERS (SNMM)
Ms. Purrell -- Mrs. Solinski's group
4 student drawing of spaceship Purrell’s Water-Seekers
Ms. Purrell
5 student drawing of orbits 9th (I) grade from
"Tudor Vianu" High School of Computer Science,
Bucharest, Romania.
Ms. Stoica
6 drawing of orbit 9th (F) Grade from
"Tudor Vianu" National College of Computer Science
Bucharest, Romania
Ms. Stoica

7 thumbnail of orbit 7th graders from
"Tudor Vianu"  High School of Computer Science,
Bucharest, Romania
Ms. Stoica
8 thumbnail of orbit 5th grade from
Orleans Elementary
Teacher: Ms. Currier
9 No Photo Available

Teacher: Ms. Rogers

10 thumbnail of contents Ms. Florio's 8th grade
St. Joseph School,
Garden City NY
11 thumbnail of orbit drawing Workman Orbiters
Ms. Jamison's 6th grade class
12 thumbnail of student orbit Scientists from
5th grade Commodore Sloat Elementary School
Teachers: Ms. Graham and Ms. Schock
13 thumbnail of orbit design

"Moon Dusters"
Mrs. Levin-Kretz's Fifth Grade
Sunrise Elementary

14 thumbnail of rocket ship Ms. Muniz Fifth Grade
Savannah Heights Intermediate


 FirstGov  NASA

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