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March 2002

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Women's History Month:

 

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Friday
March 1

11 AM-12 Noon Pacific
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
National Engineers' Week

Elizabeth Bloomer is a mechanical engineer and has worked in several different areas at NASA including training astronauts to being a flight controller for the space shuttle.

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Tuesday
March 5

11 AM-12 Noon Pacific
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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Women's History Month
Highlighting Women in Science

Janis Davis Street is a nutritionist and works in the life sciences. She's part of a team whose job is determining the nutritional requirements for space flight.
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March 6-12
Data Analysis

Postponed due to technical difficulties

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Classroom of the future

Students will be growing plants in the classroom to compare with tested by NASA scientists on the ground and on the ISS. This forum will help teachers and students to set up and run their classroom experiments. Scientists from NASA will participate in the forum.
Schedule of interactive plant growing event
Background on Farming in Space
More information coming soon

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Thursday
March 14

11 AM-12 Noon Pacific
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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Women's History Month
Highlighting Women in Science

Featuring:Tina M. Bayuse, a clinical pharmacist. Tina helps other scientists study how medications affect the body, both in space and on the ground and helps the flight surgeons (the astronauts' doctors) decide what medications the astronauts should use while they are in space.

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Tuesday
March 19

11 AM-12 Noon Pacific
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Station Updates and
Astronomy

The study of astronomy takes you to the farthest reaches of space and the innermost depths of matter and from the earliest beginning of time to the future billions of years from now. This presentation will introduce you to the wonders of the entire universe and discuss the STS-109 mission to refurbish Hubble.
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The Hubble telescope has spied a giant celestial "eye," known as planetary nebula NGC 6751.
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Wednesday,
March 20

10AM-Noon Pacific
1-3 PM Eastern

1800-2000 GMT

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Sun-Earth Day Celebration
As part of NASA's Sun-Earth Day "Celebrate the Equinox" the Sun Earth Connection Education Forum with host Paul Mortfield, a Stanford Solar Center Astronomer, will be joined by students at NASA Ames Research Center to share the results of activities designed to learn more about the Sun.

We will meet Native Americans from the Lakota Nation in the Black Hills of South Dakota and hear from astronauts about the effects of the Sun on space travel.

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Thursday,
March 28

10-11:30 AM Pacific
1-2:30 PM Eastern
1800-1930 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
International Science Research

Scientists from Russia, Italy and Canada will discuss the importance of plant science research in space. Canadian Mike Dixon will be featured in the webcast and will share his research and experiences while working at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Follow-up chats will be in April with Yuliy Berkovich from Russia and Sabina Dore from Italy.

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