Lesson 7. This is a computer-based
lesson. Information is provided on space missions past,
present and future, many of which involve the UK. Information
about how evidence is collected, which instruments are
available and the planning of these missions is given.
Pupils use an interactive animation to design their own mission to Pluto, within a payload constraint. They must then explain what evidence they would be able to collect from the instruments they have chosen to put on a mission to Pluto. Should their mission receive the necessary funding, a video shows how the spacecraft would be tested at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory before launch.