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AFRL hosts Albuquerque fifth graders at annual Mission to Mars

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.
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Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.
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Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life.
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Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Students from local Albuquerque schools participate in Air Force Research Lab's Mission to Mars at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., April 20. The Mars Missions flight provides fifth grade students an opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars, their objective is to build a colony of habitats that can sustain life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)