Education Technology

Destination: Mars

The International Space Station is producing astronomic volumes of data that NASA is using to solve the challenges of a long-duration, deep-space mission — the next step toward putting boots on Mars.

Now, students can get a look into that work by participating in the mISSion imaginaTIon Design Challenge, a NASA/Texas Instruments (TI) collaboration intended to inspire them to:

  • Pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educations to prepare for college and 21st century careers.
  • Explore the systems and solutions that support life aboard the International Space Station.
  • Engage in relevant problem solving, reasoning and modeling that space agency STEM professionals use every day.

The challenge strengthens students' STEM skills as they learn about astronaut Scott Kelly’s One-Year Mission and Twins Study research into the impact a long stay in space has on humans.

Step up to the Design Challenge

If you have not yet downloaded the Design Challenge materials, get them at: