- NASA Watch
- October 11, 2022
NASA's Stealth Year of Education on Station Thing
Keith’s note: This notice “A Year of Education on Station” appeared with no fanfare on the NASA education audience page: “September 2017 – September 2018: Although on different crews, astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold – both former teachers – will work aboard the International Space Station. K-16 students and educators can do NASA STEM activities related to the station and its role in NASA’s journey to Mars.”
Cool stuff. Another year long thing on the ISS. Too bad NASA is going out of its way not to tell anyone about this. There is no mention on the NASA.gov homepage, nothing on the main ISS page, no mention on the NASA Education page, and zero mention on the CASIS website (not a surprise since they try to ignore any mention of “NASA” these days). Nothing has appeared on @NASA, @Space_Station, @NASAedu, @astroacaba, @ISS_CASIS or @ISS_Research either.
Apparently NASA just assumes that people will find this page within NASA’s website. This is called the “if you build it they will come” approach. Or maybe people will notice that Joe Acaba has started to give out homework assignments.