First Crew To Mars Is Likely In Middle School Right Now – Help Prepare Them With Generation Beyond

Our guest this week is former astronaut Stephen Frick, Director of Strategic Planning and Operations at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center. Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education have partnered to launch the next phase of Generation Beyond – an initiative to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to prepare today’s middle school students for deep space […]

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Global Virtual Field Trip to Mars – Oct 4

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, middle school students from around the World are are invited to explore STEM Careers in Deep Space Exploration with this Inaugural Virtual Event on October 4, 2016. WHAT: Global Virtual Field Trip for Middle School Classrooms, which features unique access to: Orion crew module and the test lab team simulating and testing Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) […]

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Talking Movies with Andy Howell

Our guest this week is Andy Howell, scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and Adjunct Faculty in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides studying supernovae and working with robotic telescopes, Andy (with James Darling) has been working on a podcast to evaluate the scientific content in movies and the portrayal of scientists in media. Called […]

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Episode 95 – Helping Students Imagine Mars

This week we talk with David Delgado, lead of the Imagine Mars project from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The Imagine Mars Project gives students a chance to work with scientists and engineers to build and design a future human community on Mars.  Listen to learn about the project and other educational outreach opportunities from JPL. Links Jet Propulsion Laboratory Imagine […]

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Episode 3 – Steve Squyres and Roving Mars

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nsta_lol3.mp3   This week we talk with Steve Squyres, principal investigator for the science payload on the Mars Exploration Rover Project, & Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Preview from the show: We have been so incredibly lucky with this mission. I mean, to have that dead wheel, which we thought was a catastrophe at the […]

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