• Question: If you made a space ship what would you put in it?🚀

    Asked by Spark bunny🌋🐰 to Col Op, Elie, Floris, Jenn, RocketRich on 15 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by sammy dodger.
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      Columbus Operations answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      This is a hard question because the more we take, the more fuel we spend to get it to space and we can’t go that far.
      Let’s say we want to make a space ship to Mars. And we want to send astronauts in it. We then need also some other things: we need a strong and air-tight spaceship to keep the air inside; we need to take some water or some way to create or recycle water; we need the same for oxygen; we also need some way to keep the temperature inside the space ship confortable; and we need some way to generate power (maybe solar panels?).

      So you can see you actually need a lot of things in there. So we also need a pretty big rocket to get all that to Mars. Unfortunately we still don’t have such a rocket. Maybe soon… 🙂