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20141127 - MARS ONE - a one way ticket to Mars (Meet some Australian Mars One candidates) - 27 November 2014 - 10:30 - Stream 4

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MARS ONE - a one way ticket to Mars (Meet some Australian Mars One candidates)


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences


Presenter: The Mars Lab

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Date: 27 November 2014

Start Time: 10:30

End Time: 11.3

Duration: 60 mins

Closing Date: Bookings Close 25-Nov-14

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 9

Non-DEC Positions: 2

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Mars, space, science, ethics, English, media studies, general interest, social studies.


Meet some Australian Mars One candidates

Have you heard about Mars One ��� the ambitious project that is under way to send the first humans to Mars? The plan is to send 4 people (2 women and 2 men) in 2024 ��� and it��s one way! They won��t be coming back. They will be Martians.

Some 200,000 people from all over the world applied for the chance to be one of the first humans on Mars. That number has been narrowed down to about 750, including some 25 Australians. Eventually the number will be reduced to a total of 24. These candidates will undergo many years of extensive training and eventually 4 will be chosen by a TV audience as part of a reality style TV show to be the first to go.

So, what kind of people are these Australians? What would you ask them if you had the chance? What makes them want to go to Mars and give up life on Earth? What about their families and friends? Why do they think they should be chosen? What training will they need? How will they survive and cope in the tiny habitation modules? What if something goes wrong? What characteristics would they look for in team-mates? How is all of this affecting their daily life now?

This video conference gives students the opportunity to meet and ask questions of a number of these ordinary (or, some might say, extraordinary) Australians who have made it to the second round of the Mars One selection process.

Suitable for students from most curriculum areas.

Don��t let your students miss this unique opportunity. Limited spaces. Book now.

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Given the expected high volume of questions we are providing two ways for your students to ask questions of the candidates:

PREPARED QUESTIONS: we ask that teachers have students formulate some questions prior to the conference. The questions can then be emailed to us (by Tuesday 25 Nov). We will then select questions from all received to try to get a good representation of the main things students want to know. We will then email you the day before to let you know which question/s your class will be invited to ask during the conference.

LIVE QUESTIONS: In addition to the prepared questions, we will have a web-based Live question bank running throughout the conference. You and your students can post questions to the bank at any time. We will select questions from the bank as they come in.

ONLINE SURVEY: We are also planning to have an online live polling tool running during the event to allow students to show how they feel about issues related to the conversation.

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