The Shuttle and the Canadarm

Day 2 - December 1

Space Project 2000 - Day 2 - The Shuttle and the Canadarm

The mission is on schedule and everything is going as planned. Today the crew checks the Canadarm and other equipment, such as the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) suits used during the space walks. Tomorrow the shuttle will be docking with the International Space Station (ISS), a crucial part of the mission.

Questions / Answers

Also available: The list of all questions of the Space 2000 Project

Mission: Sun Contest

Question :

What is the name for the element produced by the Sun that is the source of solar power?

Answer :

Helium. The Sun is primarily composed of hydrogen. In the middle of the Sun, hydrogen atoms collide with such force that they melt to form helium. This reaction, which is called "nuclear fusion," releases enormous quantities of energy. That energy produces the daylight that illuminates our world!