Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


This report, prepared for the Mars Foundation, lays out a plan for developing a museum exhibit pertaining to the settlement of Mars called the ”Phobos First Scenario”. Plans for the production of a model Mars rover with accompanying software and game objects are contained herein. Supporting research was done documenting the reaction to the plan and the likely efficacy of such an exhibit. Corollary exhibit materials are also presented. Using the recommendations and materials in this report, it should be possible to build a full museum exhibit fit for children of middle-school age given appropriate funding.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies