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Mission to Mars

On Thursday 24th May, students from Year 9 Science class attended a Robotic 'Mission to Mars' excursion at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre.

“We departed approximately at 08:50am and arrived at our destination after 1 hour of driving. Once we made our entrance we were welcomed by one of the instructors named Danielle. She happily chatted and discussed with us about the safety of our attendance within the building, their emergency lock down drill and gave a brief explanation of the activities we were to spend the rest of the day doing.

During our time there, we experienced working on online pre-mission projects as mission controllers and astronauts who communicate via audio-visual links. We collected fragments of existing soils, ice and rock samples from Mars and we analyzed the data in the VSSEC’s Research Laboratory.

On behalf of all the students in the science class, we would like to acknowledge and say thank you to Mrs. Carroll for organising such an amazing excursion, Mr Virgona for agreeing to be our teacher and Alex for being our helper for the day. Last but not least, We would like to say thanks to all of our fellow classmates for making the day so enjoyable.”

Lin and Oanh, 9E