Reviving the Mars Polar Lander

Authors

  • Randy Showstack


Abstract

Although the real-life Mars Polar Lander was lost shortly after entry into the Martian atmosphere, children above age 10, or adults,can build a detailed, l/24th scale, paper model of the Polar Lander, thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The scale model includes the spacecraft's heat shield, lander, microprobes, and other instrumentation.

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