Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 16 of 26

Animation 1: A Simple Re-Quest - Story: While cleaning up space garbage in low Earth orbit, the Space Racers encounter a remnant from one of Stardust's earliest space programs: Quest One, a ghostly old space station that's long since been decommissioned and presumed lost. Snooping around the control room, they accidentally reactivate its dormant computer guidance system (QUESTY, a very early version of AVA) - and find themselves trapped inside as the station begins to re-enter Earth's atmosphere in a pre-programmed directive to self-destruct. Eagle, Robyn and Hawk frantically experiment with different tools as they attempt to turn off the program before it's too late, to save themselves and Questy. Curriculum Focus: Tools can be used to do things better, and to do things that otherwise could not be accomplished at all. Interstitial 1: "Space News 5- Space Junk". Animation 2: Hiding on Hyperion - Story: Eagle, Robyn, Hawk and Starling play a game of hide-and-seek around Saturn. Eagle quickly finds everyone except Starling, whose engines have frozen shut while she hides inside an icy cave on the moon Hyperion. Starling is cold, frightened, and marooned in the cave, but she can still relay her observations via radio. Using the minimal clues she's able to provide, the other Racers have to methodically search every single cave on the pockmarked moon to find Starling and rescue her. Will they be able to find her before their own engines freeze shut? Curriculum Focus: Observation - inspect/investigate in detail in order to sort, group, classify or sequence according to size and other characteristics. Interstitial 2: "Music Video 5: Moons. Character Bio: Headmaster Crane.

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