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Here is a case study for high school or college-level learners about space exploration equipment that has failed. The class reads about the Mars Climate Orbiter that was destroyed in 1999 and discusses the costs and benefits of space exploration. A little math is involved as they calculate escape velocities and travel times. There are four parts to this lesson that you can pick and choose from to make it fit with your curriculum and schedule.