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We are 4th graders from Munhall School in St. Charles Illinois. We want to ask a question about building spaceships. If a scientist can build a spaceship, why can't a mechanic build one?

Scientists don't build spaceships; mechanics do that kind of work.

J Lu

A team of engineers would probably design the spaceship, and their design would be communicated by blueprints, etc. to those who would actually build it. Scientists would be more involved in using any information that was collected using the spaceship. For example, consider the Hubble space telescope or Voyager missions that worked out basically as I describe above. Scientists interpret the data the "spaceship" sends back to earth.

Dan Koury

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