Astronauts are forced to make do with what they have at hand, which is often not what they would prefer to use to get the job done. In a pivotal scene in Apollo 13, engineers on Earth are asked to help the astronauts connect portions of an air filtration system using only materials the astronauts have at their disposal, re-purposing ordinary items for a life-saving task. Students might be asked to do the same in a maker space contrived to solve such "astronaut dilemmas."
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