Space Education (An apple surrounded by Saturn's rings)
Space Education

Here are some fun hands-on activities that show when, where, and how NASA uses radioisotope power to enable spacecraft to explore the solar system.


Cardboard MMRTG model
Make your own cardboard MMRTG model

You can build your own cardboard model of a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, the power supply for the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers on Mars. The building instructions can be found here: Make Your Own MMRTG


Girl drawing a planet with sidewalk chalk
Students of all ages can learn about the distances of the planets in our solar system and when NASA needs each type of power system to explore.

COMING SOON: Make a chalk drawing of the solar system on your sidewalk, and learn about the RPS-powered NASA missions that have explored each planet.

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