On 2002-11-13 20:50, Quasi wrote:
Well this is suprising. Today in my Communications class we had a group excersize, the excersize was this test:
You are part of a spcae crew originally scheduled to rendezvous with a mother ship on the lighted surface of the moon. Due to mechanical difficulties, however, your ship is forced to land at a spot some 200 miles from the rendezvous point. During the reentry
[would it even be considered reentry in a lack of atmosphere? -Quasi
] and landing, much of the equipment aboard was damaged and since survival depends on reaching the mother ship, the most critical items availible must be chosen for the 200 mile trip. Below are listed the 15 itemsleft intact and undamaged after landing. Your task is to rank order them in terms of their importance in allowing your crew to reach the rendezvous point. 1=most important 15=least important.
___Box of matches
___50ft of nylon rope
___Portable heating unit
___Two .45 Cal pistols
___One case dehydrated milk
___Two 100lb. tanks of oxygen
___Stellar Map (of the Moon's constellations)
___5 Gallons of water
___First-aid kit containing injection needles
___Solar-powered FM reciever-transmitter
Anyhow, thats the test we were given to first complete individually, and then in groups of four. I'd love to hear some of your answers. Afterwards I'll post the ones my group got and why.
Another thing, any truth this being an actual NASA test? A couple things about it make me think not.......
Edit: WHOOPS! Completely forgot 2 of the choices. I Swore I proof-read that list twice.... Anyway fixed now.
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