The race to find water on the Moon

It is a lump of smooth, grey rock orbiting around a blue-green planet. Compared to Earth, the Moon looks totally barren. But the discovery of water locked in dust particles could mean a constant fuel supply for rockets on their way further into the galaxy. And a new kind of space race is underway.

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Activities

  1. Design a Moon base where astronauts could stay for a few nights while refuelling – and where scientists could live for longer periods to study the surface.
  2. Have a class debate on the following statement: “Ownership of the galaxy should be divided equally between all countries on Earth.”