Dear Division 16,
Every once in a while there is an article that just seems like it was made for a blog assignment. I feel like this is one of those articles.
This article describes a process where NASA is beginning to consider options for a deep space habitat for astronauts exploring Mars. The author of the article notes that: “At this point, the agency pretty much has a blank slate as to what the habitat would look like and how it would function. Shielding astronauts from space radiation while also maintaining a light weight will be one of the major challenges.”
Your assignment today is to write a short paragraph explaining one thing you think the habitat should include. Keep in mind that the astronauts would be traveling in the spacecraft for 6 months and will need all aspects of daily life to keep them safe, healthy and sane.
Describe your suggestion to NASA and explain why your suggestion would be necessary for the astronauts. Give enough detail that it can be easily understood by other readers. Be creative!
I look forward to your responses!