Space Racers

Season 1, Episode 17 of 26

Animation 1: RoboCoach XL-5 - Story: Vulture fires Coach Pigeon and replaces him with the new RoboCoach XL-5, purportedly to modernize the training of future generations of Space Racers... but in fact, the robot was really built to spy on Coot's new Solar Sail invention. After finalizing an untested upgrade to the XL-5 to improve its spying capabilities, the relentless RoboCoach malfunctions in the gym - and forces Vulture to take part in an extreme training class. Will the Racers be able to save Vulture from the crazed RoboCoach, and ultimately get their beloved Coach Pigeon reinstated to his job? Curriculum Focus: Experimentation - make predictions, perform tests, observe new findings and model safe behavior while experimenting. Interstitial 1: "Goddard 3- Shoebox Challenge". Animation 2: Trail Blazers - Story: The cadets and Coot are spending time in Jupiter's orbit to clean up some old space station & rocket junk for recycling, with the help of a new suction harpoon tool. When Raven discovers a new comet that's passing by, Coot suggests collecting a rock sample to learn more about it. Raven, without asking permission, "borrows" Coot's harpoon and shoots it onto the comet in order to collect the sample. The suction device attaches - but Raven accidentally gets tangled up in the harpoon cord, and is pulled at high speed towards Jupiter's giant red spot! Now the other Racers need to try and rescue him before the comet pulls Raven into Jupiter's atmosphere. Curriculum Focus: The right tools and the right techniques help us get the job done more efficiently. Interstitial 2: "Space Quiz 8: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids". Character Bio: Coach Pigeon.

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