Learn more about the 2018 FLL Challenge here!

 

Hello and welcome to the FLL 2018 Season, Into Orbit! This year, we (The LEGOnauts) were challenged to figure out a human problem in the big world of space. As our topic, we chose to lower the radiation levels astronauts are exposed to on the way and on Mars. In the U.S. radiation is all around us, and we intake an average of 5 mSv (milliSieverts) per year. In space (specifically on Mars), astronauts are exposed to about 36.5 times the amount of radiation us humans are exposed to on Earth! That’s a lot! Don’t worry astronauts, the LEGOnauts are here and we are coming up with a solution to the radiation levels on Mars!