Education: April 2007 Archives

Florida Science Student Stand-In for Professor Stephen Hawking During Test-Run Weightless Flight on April 25, 2007

"Ted Straight, an 8th grader at Stone Middle School in Melbourne, FL, will be a stand-infor Hawking on the test flight scheduled for later today. Susan Harris, a teacher at Hill-Gustat Middle School in Highlands County, FL, will participate in the test flight in preparation for her flight coach duties on Hawkings zero-gravity flight scheduled for Thursday, April 26. The corporate sponsor for the Hawking flight is The Sharper Image."

Let's Party Like Its 1961

NASA Ames to Host Celebration of Humankind's First Flight Into Space

"NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will host a major celebration of space exploration commemorating humankind's first flight into space by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Yuri's Night is an international celebration of human space achievement designed to raise awareness and support for space exploration."

Coalition for Space Exploration to Broadcast the First-Ever Web cast of Yuri's Night

"The Coalition for Space Exploration, whose mission it is to promote the nation's Vision for Space Exploration, has supplied nearly 30 Yuri's Night parties with promotional products for its new advocacy site"

Editor's note: The Coalition for Space Exploration is to be commended for their strong support of Yuri's Night. SpaceRef is also a corporate sponsor - and both SpaceRef and NASA Watch will be onsite at Ames Friday night/Saturday morning for this groundbreaking event.

Yuri's Night at Ames Research Center, official website

Yuri's Night Global Website

Yuri's Night Houston, Official website - looks to be an exciting party as well.

The Web cast will be streamed live Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. PDT at A link can also be found on both and

Letter: IFPTE makes Donation To Utah School For Student Trip to White Sands

"On behalf of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO, I would like to present your students with the enclosed check in the amount of $1,000 to help support their trip to White Sands, New Mexico to see their "magnets" experiment launch and to participate fully in associated pre- and postlaunch activities."

Editor's note: The IFPTE is to be especially commended for putting their money squarely where their mouth is.

Note from Carolyn Bushman:

"Dear Keith: I want to write and thank you and We have gotten enough money for the trip to New Mexico. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped raise money. I even have enough money that I will be able to pay for the food. Everyone across the nation has been so gracious. My heart is full. My students are very excited. We will be writing to you to tell about the trip.

I am also sending thank you letters to everyone who helped contribute. Thanks again for helping make the trip possible. We look forward to sharing our trip of a lifetime with all of you."

Another School Needs Help, Earlier Post

Young Scientists Design Open-Source Program at NASA, Wired

"NASA scientists plan to announce a new open-source project this month called CosmosCode -- it's aimed at recruiting volunteers to write code for live space missions, Wired News has learned. The program was launched quietly last year under NASA's CoLab entrepreneur outreach program, created by Robert Schingler, 28, and Jessy Cowan-Sharp, 25, of NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Members of the CosmosCode group have been meeting in Second Life and will open the program to the public in the coming weeks, organizers said."



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