Posts Tagged ‘Outreach’

Bring Curiosity to your living room with Spacecraft 3D

| Yesterday, NASA JPL released Spacecraft 3D, an augmented reality application for the iPhone and iPad that allows you to create a 3D version of either Curiosity, the Mars rover current en-route to the Red Planet, or the GRAIL spacecraft, currently orbiting the moon. Although it may sound simple, the technology behind making the models appear […]

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My Robot is Better than Your Robot

| Have you seen this amazing video about SCIENCE? Science rocks, and FIRST Robotics is just one of the many incredible programs out there inspiring the next generation with real-world STEM education. And all you awesome Robotics students out there, keep reaching for the moon. We can’t wait to see what you create. Do you know about […]

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The space station really is for every generation

| As a child, the space shuttle completely ignited my imagination about exploration. I watched every space movie I could find, and carried around a well-worn copy of the Space Shuttle Operators Manual in one hand and my astronaut doll in the other. My elementary school classes crowded around the television to watch each launch, and […]

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Time for a #NASAtweetup!

| A NASA Tweetup is a special opportunity to give guests behind-the-scenes access to NASA hardware and facilities. Participants are generally chosen by lottery via an open web process and invited to a NASA center to watch a launch, share an experience, or get an inside look at what happens at a center. NASA tweetups are anywhere from […]

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#celebratespace: World Space Week

| What are YOU doing to celebrate World Space Week? Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and celebrated by hundreds of space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, and museums, World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. World Space Week builds the workforce of tomorrow by inspiring students, demonstrates visible […]

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Teaching Learning

| Recently I was privileged to attend the Conrad Foundation’s Spirit of Innovation Awards (http://conradawards.org/) at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The program encourages teams of high school students to address specific problems in the categories of Aerospace Exploration, Clean Energy and Cyber Security. The students then pitch their innovations and their business plans to […]

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Partnerships, participation, and possibilities: Train Like an Astronaut

| Educational partnerships offer NASA an avenue for collaboration and participation far beyond natural boundaries. Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international outreach challenge aligning agencies worldwide to address the critical world health issue of childhood obesity by offering students the opportunity to ‘train like an astronaut.’ Each of the space agencies committed to […]

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