Carlos Echagźe, Ignacio Puig Moreno,
Mat’as Traverso, Manual Pena and Gabriel Rshaid
Cardinal Newman College
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The MarsSim project consists of an online collaborative educational simulation of a manned mission to Mars. A Mars Simulator is being built at Cardinal Newman College, in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This K12 bilingual school will be coordinating the project and hosting the simulator that will be connected to the Internet. In this way, both a physical and a Virtual Mission Control (through a web-based simulation) will be carrying out the mission simulations.
The educational goals of the project are to foster the learning of Math Science and other disciplines through a hands-on approach, in a natural way that allows students to interact with each other in a fun environment and using state of the art technology.