Lost on the Moon Worksheet
from NASA

Your spaceship has just crashed on the moon. You were scheduled to rendezvous with a mother ship 200 miles away on the lighted surface of the moon, but the rough landing has ruined your ship and destroyed all the equipment on board except for the 15 items listed below.

Your crew's survival depends on reaching the mother ship, so you must choose the most critical items available for the 200-mile trip.
Your task is to rank the 15 items in terms of their importance for survival. Place a number 1 by the most important item, number 2 by the second most important, and so on, through number 15, the least important.

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______               Box of matches

______               Food concentrate

______               50 feet of nylon rope

______               Parachute silk

______               Solar-powered portable heating unit

______               Two .45­caliber pistols

______               One case of dehydrated milk

______               Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen

______               Stellar map (of the moon's constellations)

______               Self-inflating life raft

______               Magnetic compass

______               5 gallons of water

______               Signal flares

______               First-aid kit containing injection needles

______               Solar-powered FM receiver-transmitter
 

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