The Wayward Rock is an interactive, space-based adventure where it’s up to you to save the world! Participants will learn about asteroids through extraterrestrial imaging data, discuss their solutions with like-minded students, and build a physical prototype of their own brilliant ideas if they have access to a local makerspace or fab lab.
This will culminate in a competition for the best solutions, as judged by scientists as well as online participants. We will compile the entire adventure as well as the winning solutions in an open-source, choose-your-own-adventure e-book, “MASTERS OF THE DISASTEROID,” on how to prepare for a near-Earth encounter. The objectives of this project are to educate and inspire people of all ages, increase equitable access to factual information on near-earth objects, and establish a community passionate about space exploration.