Nikolas Trawny works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Nikolas is working on the Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-flight Testbed (ADAPT) and the Guidance for Fuel Optimal Large Diverts (G-FOLD) projects. These are all about giving spacecraft the ability to make precise landings on Mars and other planetary bodies. We use GPS on Earth, but that’s not available on other planets. ADAPT G-FOLD uses terrain relative navigation to determine location – the lander basically captures surface images and compares them to those stored in its memory to guide it to the landing point. The ability to make precise landings will be extremely important to the success of future human missions to Mars.
Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.
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1. Students enter a simple code
2. You play the video
3. The students comment
4. You review and reflect
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