Education: September 2008 Archives

()on Glory and Outreach

Send Your Name into Orbit with NASA , The Chosun Ilbo

"The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Sunday said the satellite Glory, which will be launched next year, will carry ordinary people's names into space, if they apply by typing in their personal information on the NASA website. They will be stored on the NASA database."

Live Space Talk Now Available 24/7 on NASA Web Site

"Conversations between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and flight controllers on the ground now are available for the public to hear live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on NASA's Web site. The streaming audio of space-to-ground communications includes NASA commentary during specific station mission events and regularly scheduled space station commentary on NASA Television Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. Central time."

Challenger Center Links Students via Radio to the Space Station

"Richard Garriott, the next civilian to fly into space and son of NASA's Skylab Astronaut Owen Garriott, plans to talk to students through live amateur radio downlinks during his October flight to the International Space Station."

Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Launch Nationwide

"The Conrad Foundation announces the launch of their 2008 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards. Teams of high school students across the nation are invited to compete in this innovative program. The competition engages high school students in creating commercial products using science and technology. Students design products in personal space flight, lunar exploration and renewable energy. NASA's call for a human return to the moon and the increased interest in space transportation are the foundation of this year's Conrad Award aerospace challenges. In addition, students will answer Al Gore's energy challenge to America, by using renewable energy to change everyday life."

Challenger Center launches Christa McAuliffe's Lost Lessons from Space

"Challenger Center for Space Science Education is pleased to announce that Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe's original lessons are now available for teachers on the Challenger Center website. The lessons feature links to videos of Christa McAuliffe and her back-up NASA Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan performing them on Earth and in ZeroG, and include step-by-step instructions for teachers to use the activities in the classroom with students. Using these activities, teachers can replicate that which Christa would have shared from orbit."

NASA's Carl Sagan Fellows to Study Extraterrestrial Worlds

"NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars. NASA's new Sagan fellowships will allow talented young scientists to tread the path laid out by Sagan. The program will award stipends of approximately $60,000 per year, for a period of up to three years, to selected postdoctoral scientists. Topics can range from techniques for detecting the glow of a dim planet in the blinding glare of its host star, to searching for the crucial ingredients of life in other planetary systems."

Sports and Space

Former NFL Player Ken Harvey Taking Sports to New Astronomical Heights

"Many people have heard of Space Tourism, Space Commercialization and Space industrialization, but now there's Space Sportilization - the intersection of space, sports and entertainment. Ken Harvey a former four times NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker, with the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins, and Allen Herbert, an Aerospace Engineer, have coined the term Space Sportilization as part of their company's offering. Their company, JAKA Consulting Group, uses sports as an entrance way into out- of- the- box thinking."

Challenger Center for Space Science Education Welcomes New Board Member Alan Stern

"On August 27, 2008 Challenger Center for Space Science Education's Board of Directors welcomed a new member to its ranks: Dr. S. Alan Stern. Challenger Center's Board Chairman, former astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator William Readdy, notes; "We are indeed fortunate to welcome someone of Dr. Stern's professional and scientific stature to join our board of directors. He brings with him not only a broad and impressive record of professional and scientific achievement, he also brings with him a passion for STEM education and inspiring the 'next generation of explorers' that is embodied in our Challenger Center for Space Science Education mission."


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