Markham D.H.S. Students Win National Space Competition and Chance to Remotely Control Lunar Rover Prototype

A Grade 9 Markham D.H.S. class had the chance to remotely control a lunar rover prototype after winning a national space competition. 

The students were one of four schools across Canada to win the Lunar Rover Research Challenge. Winning classes had the opportunity to complete a mission simulation in a mock moon-like landscape, interacting with technology that will be part of upcoming space missions. They worked in teams to navigate, send commands to the rover, monitor its conditions and analyze the environment. 

“It’s just more of a real-life application for them.  They get to actually see what’s currently going on in Canada. They get to actually control something like that, work with their classmates, work as a team” said Sangavi Chelvanathan, Teacher, Markham D.H.S. 

“It’s a really good learning experience,” said Nicki, student, Markham D.H.S. “I don’t think any of us have ever done anything like this.”

Watch the video to hear more from the students as they remotely control the lunar rover prototype. 

Learn more about other opportunities available to YRDSB secondary school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or explore other opportunities at www.yrdsb.ca/experience-yrdsb. . 

 

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