Astronauts are mathematicians
“It should be evident that each step in my career has rested on a firm foundation in mathematics. For me, the study of mathematics was the key that opened the doors to the universe.”
ROBERT L. STEWART NASA Astronaut 
When astronauts fly into space to conduct missions, it is made possible because of precise mathematical calculations, from how the spacecraft leaves Earth's atmosphere to how the astronauts pilot the craft. Designers use math to calculate distance, speed, velocity, and their own safety when creating spacefaring vehicles.

Mars is calling. Will you answer?
Will you be the first human on Mars?
You'll need math to get there.
You'll need math to get there.
ALGEBRAIn its most general form, algebra is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating these symbols; it is a unifying thread of almost all of mathematics. It includes everything from elementary equation solving to the study of abstractions such as groups, rings, and fields.

GEOMETRYGeometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.

STATISTICSStatistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, displaying, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. In applying statistics to a scientific, industrial, or social problem, it is conventional to begin with a statistical population or a statistical model to be studied.
