Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

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Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

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ROSETTA'S COMET TOUCHDOWN is a pilot educational project about space exploration. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, the pilot kit comprises a model of the ESA Rosetta lander, Philae, a film explaining the scientific and technical aspects of the mission and a set…


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ROSETTA'S COMET TOUCHDOWN is a pilot educational project about space exploration. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, the pilot kit comprises a model of the ESA Rosetta lander, Philae, a film explaining the scientific and technical aspects of the mission and a set of Interdisciplinary Activities Sheets with suggestions for how to use the materials. The kit is aimed for ages 15+. You can download the pdf of the Interdisciplinary Activity Sheets from lightcurvefilms.com/Rosettas_Comet_Touchdown/Rosettas_Comet_Touchdown_IAS.pdf.
Please refer to contacts in the contact list found on page 2 of the Sheets for how to get the complete set of supporting documents.

Here you will find all video material related to this project. Enjoy!

The kit was extensively tested by students at the Széchenyi István Gimnázium in Sopron, Hungary, during the first few months of 2011. Some of their results are also posted here on the channel in the form of two videos produced by them.

The kit was first presented and tested at the Engineering Faculty of the Univ. of Rome La Sapienza, on 21 September 2010. See here for the Press Releases from ESA, Europlanet and DLR as well as the contact details for inquireies (in the DLR Press Release):
esa.int/esaCP/SEMN40NO7EG_index_0.html , europlanet-eu.org/outreach/ and dlr.de/en/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-26696/ .

The project is based on an original idea from Steven Canvin (LEGO® MINDSTORMS® team), Maarten Roos (Lightcurve Films) and Detlef Koschny (ESA).

The films are produced by Lightcurve Films.

The project is supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Planetology Network and the LEGO Group, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® team.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the MINDSTORMS logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2010 The LEGO Group.

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