M.A.R.S. (Martian Aerial Reconnaissance Simulation) - Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University (West Virginia) The goal of this mission is to conduct aerial reconnaissance missions to find the ideal location to build the first Martian base. The ideal location will have to be large enough and have a high level of hematite, a mineral normally formed in the presence of water. Each team controls the flight path of their M.A.R.S. plane.