Education: July 2009 Archives

NASA's Charlie Bolden Gets Verklempt, Washington Post

"[Bolden] also urged frustrated employees to consider moving on. "If you don't wake up wanting to come to work everyday and you don't feel proud about what you do... go in and talk to your boss," he said. "I can promise you we're going to help you with the transition. Even if you think we can't survive without you, we can."

NASA's new leader optimistic about space flight reviews, Spaceflightnow

[Bolden:] "And my guidance from the president has been very brief, in fact, very explicit: incite inspiration in young people and the country again. I mean, it was a very simple message. He didn't give me any specific direction about how to do that, but his challenge to me was make it the way it used to be when he was a kid. The term he used was riding on his grandfather's shoulder as he saw the Apollo 11 astronauts, when his grandfather would hoist him up on his shoulder and watch the Apollo astronauts come in to shore after being picked up out in Hawaii. That's my charge, to inspire kids to want to get into space and science and all that stuff again. But we can do that."

"Retired Columbia native and Marine Corp Major General and former astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr was inspired and shaped by great teachers in South Carolina's public schools, including several family members. You, too, can chose to make this extraordinary difference in the lives of young people, teaching them to reach for the stars. Produced for the Palmetto Horizon Foundation by Ferillo & Associates, Inc. and edited by Take Ten Productions."

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lunr on Flickr

lunr, Flickr

"The MyMoon site is created by you (the Net Generation) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). We're collaborating with lunar scientists, educators, engineers, artists, storytellers, and more to provide interactive information about the Moon and opportunities for you to be involved.

Thru the lunr group on flickr, we invite you to share your thoughts, your creations, and your experiences. Submit your art and photos for a variety of competitions, and vote on your favorites.

Yes, this Moon is your moon, this Moon is my Moon, this Moon is Earth's Moon... but not THAT moon! If you see something that's disgusting, totally rude, or just wrong, please contact us at mymoon@lpi.usra.edu.

We're grateful (thrilled, in fact) to report that this project is funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (the part of NASA that deals with stuff like robots on Mars and the Hubble Space Telescope, not the folks that play with rockets or send astronauts to the space station.)"

Last few days remaining to win a scholarship to attend IAC'09 in Korea through SGAC "Move An Asteroid 2009" Competition!

"Move An Asteroid 2009" is an International Student and Young Professional Technical Paper Competition. The competition accepts individuals or team (maximum of 3 individuals) under the age of 33 to submit a 3-10 page technically detailed paper on a unique and innovative concept for deflecting an asteroid/comet with at least 50 metre of diameter.Please visit www.spacegeneration.org/asteroid for more information. The deadline for entries is 26th July 2009. The winner will be sponored to attend IAC and SGC '09 in Daejeon, South Korea. The entries should be send to asteroid@spacegeneration.org"


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