Current Events Blog
Title of Article: Could a Moon Fuel Stop Make Mars Missions Cheaper?
Name of Internet Source: Discovery News
Date the article was posted: October 27, 2015
Web address of the article: http://news.discovery.com/space/could-a-moon-fuel-stop-make-mars-missions-cheaper-151027.htm
Write a paragraph on each of the following items. Have another student edit your work to ensure that you’ve used correct grammar and spelling and don’t have any typos. Your sentences must be of an appropriate writing level (they must be of an appropriate length and complexity).
1. Summarize the article. (Do not copy words directly from the article. Use your own words!)
The article states how if the astronauts stopped to the moon before going to Mars, it might lower the expenses of the journey. Since the moon has 1/6th the gravity of the Earth, it would be easier for a spaceship to launch off of the moon. It would save the Space Program a lot of money. The moon would act as a sort of a pit stop, and the spaceship would refuel. Some might argue that it just makes the trip longer, but it might save fuel and potentially work better than launching from Earth and going to Mars.
2. Describe how the Young4President campaign should feel about the main issue or problem addressed in the article.
The Young4President campaign should support making a stop to the moon and then going to Mars. It would save the space program a lot of money. The moon also has natural resources that may be used when on the moon. Overall, the Young4President campaign should support this problem.
3. Write a Tweet (no more than 140 characters) that the Young4President campaign should send to followers about this current event.
Stopping at the moon before going to Mars would save a lot of money for the space program and the Mars missions would be easier.