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NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, Fall 2016

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, Fall 2016


[Rover sounds/Dust/Wind] [Heavy wind] [Music]>>Let’s get a program that goes forward one
tile, takes a right turn, and then goes forward, like, what? Four? Three or four tiles? [Background conversations]>>The thing I learned the most was just working
with other people, and how to work with them efficiently.>>I would say the biggest thing I learned was
being a part of a team.>>Teamwork is very important, and teamwork brings
out your communication skills, time management skills.>>I think the most important thing I learned
was the NASA system, the NASA way of doing things, we got to observe NASA professionals
and interact with them closely, and, I think a big part of that is working in a team.>>Three, two, one… [Rover operating]>>We’re given the challenge at the beginning
to pick roles that we weren’t necessarily suited for. [Cheering]>>Someone who’s really good at programming,
they were encouraged to be part of the design team, and someone who has very little knowledge
of software was encouraged to be part of the programming team. [Music]>>We had a few hiccups, but that was also another
part of this learning experience, is that you fail and our rover didn’t work in certain
areas, so that way we were able to manage our time wisely so that we can make those
necessary adjustments to make it a success.>>I feel like this is a different experience
from a group project because it felt like doing an actual job as an engineer. So we would have to go back to our hotel rooms
and stuff like that and still work really hard and diligently to make sure that this was
a successful mission to Mars. [Rover sounds]>>It was different from a group project because
we didn’t focus on one topic, this project enveloped so many different disciplines and aspects, we didn’t have just the engineering side of things just the software side of things, but there
was also outreach objectives and a funding plan that needed to be met and I don’t think
you find that diversity with most school projects.

Comments (8)

  1. This was an amazing demonstration of the human mind and what it can accomplish. I'm very proud of all the teams and no one lost – they just haven't won yet. This reminds me of NASA exercise called: "Lost on the Moon."
    No spoil alert here: Google it!

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  3. That looks fun,would love to do that one day.

  4. Without ground control -all probes will die on surfase of Mars.First we are realy need it's a speed of signal with vision support /for ex. -some crafts on the way to Mars and alignment ones with fix on equal distance like a tail for main probe. That help with the speed and we are not lose resourses probes consist of.

  5. hi
    whr about education?

  6. Miss my team. Awesome experience! Keep "rock"in' it, everyone! (Mission 1 reference.)

  7. Wasn't Monique Pierce in this?

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