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Enjoy the movie, Space Next and join Janet Ivey of Janet’s Planet for out-of-this-world engagement! You’ll get lively instruction and a fun, challenging item to make.

Make an Astronaut Lander. Use what you know and can investigate about gravity, motion, forces and a target of your choosing (the Moon, Mars or beyond!) to design and build a lander that will protect two “astronauts” when they touch down. Just as engineers had to develop solutions for landing different kinds of vehicles on the Moon and Mars, you will follow the engineering design process to design and build a shock-absorbing system out of simple materials and improve your design based on the results of your test landings.