Education and
Public Engagement
at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Conduct activities related to how we explore our solar system and beyond.

Learn more about human space exploration
Additional activities about Health in Space


Rocket Launch: Build, decorate, and launch a model rocket using a 35-mm film canister, baking soda, and vinegar.
Eggstronaut Drop: Design and test a capsule that will protect an egg that is dropped from a height.
Strange New Planet: Work in teams to collect data and plan missions to explore unknown worlds, observing them from a distance to simulate observations by ground-based telescopes, then from increasingly closer distances during flybys and orbits.
Build a Space Station: Design a space station and review the parts needed to meet the living requirements for humans to live and work in space.
Build a Colony: Design and construct a model space colony that provides the living requirements for humans to survive on the Moon or Mars.