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lunar rover research challenge

Win the chance for your class to operate a Lunar Rover in a simulated mission

There will be Canadian rovers on the Moon by the end of this decade. Let’s Talk Science, Canadensys Aerospace, and Avalon Space have teamed up to give Canadian youth in Grades 6-9 the opportunity to learn about rover technology and how to plan missions on the Moon.

The Lunar Rover Research Challenge invites teams of students to pitch their mission plans for the chance to remotely operate a Canadensys rover in a lunar-like environment.


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Penetanguishene students take giant leap forward in national space competition (CTV Barrie)

“Having the opportunity to do the Lunar Rover [Research] Challenge was something that was practical and also had a great grand prize of actually controlling a rover (...). Having that available, really allowed the students to go ‘oh this is a possibility’ and be a part of something bigger than just doing a worksheet.”

-Austin Vavrovics, Grade 6 Educator and previous winner of the Lunar Rover Research Challenge to CBC Radio.

Listen to the full conversation on CBC Radio

Mission control: Students win chance to take helm of lunar rover

London Free Press

“Regardless of their future career path, the skills that they have learned with this activity will prepare them,” said Vandana Bhalla, Grade 6 Educator and previous winner of the Lunar Rover Research Challenge to the London Free Press.

Read more on the London Free Press



This project is made possible through funding provided by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

Let's Talk Science
Avalon Space
Canadian Space Agency

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