Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 7 of 26

Animation 1: Asteroids, Platinum Edition - Story: After the Racers are assigned to study an asteroid, nefarious nogoodnik Vulture gives Hawk a secret mission: place a retro rocket on the asteroid to change its trajectory. Keeping any kind of secret from his friends makes Hawk nervous, and Eagle senses something is wrong. On the mission, the Racers try to calculate the asteroid's trajectory, carefully figuring out where to intercept it so they can study its flight path. After some trial and error they land on it, where Hawk attempts to complete his secret task...but his pals see what he's up to and get him to spill the beans. Eagle and Robyn are baffled. What's so special about this asteroid? And why does Vulture want to change its flight path? Analyzing the asteroid's composition, the cadets are shocked to discover that it's largely made of platinum! What's more, the new trajectory has altered the asteroid's course...aiming it directly at Vulture's private space station. Now how can they foil his greedy plans? Curriculum Focus: Trying new things through experimentation and taking note of/learning from what happened. Interstitial 1: "NASM 1: Asteroid Collection". Animation 2: Lunar Base Blackout - Story: In the middle of a training race on the Moon, all electronic signals suddenly go haywire, causing Eagle to suffer a rare loss to his friends. The Racers find out that there was a power outage on the base, resulting in several malfunctions. Now cut off from all computer or electronic assistance - including AVA - the cadets have to rely on their own investigative skills to figure out how energy is generated on the Moon, discover why it's not working, and most urgently how to get the Moon base operational again. Will they be able to pinpoint the problem and restore power? Curriculum Focus: Exploration and Investigation - forming theories and predictions to try to explain how and why things happen. Interstitial 2: Music Video "Rocket Science". Character Bio: Coot.

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