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October

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October 4-10 World Space Week

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October 4

11AM-12 Noon Pacific

2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

1800-1900 GMT


 

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Station News Network(SNN) Presents:

Station Updates - The News Program just for Students about the International Space Station

Start your World Space Week with an overview of International Space Station. Joining us will be NASA Public Affairs Officer, International Space Station Program and NASA Mission Commentator Kyle Herring

To prepare visit the following sites:
* Read Kyle Herring's bio
* Join MC the robot on his trip to the
International Space Station
*See the ISS from your own backyard!
*Take a look at Distance Learning Outpost Virtual Visits

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First week in
October


 

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Farming in Space Activity

You are invited to participate in the student version of an experiment scheduled to fly on board the International Space Station (ISS) in the Spring of 2002. Students will be growing plants, collecting and submitting data, and participating in our forums. See October 9 below.
Schedule of interactive plant growing event
Background on Farming in Space
ISS Plant Research WebQuest
Join the Forum

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World Space Week

October 4-10

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Functions and Statistics: International Space Station: Up to Us

Ground research + space research = true science as international researchers anticipate working together onboard the International Space Station.

Mathematics: functions, statistics
Science: science and technology, Earth and space science, physical science, science as inquiry
View the Video
Read the Script
More information on the NASA Connect series

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October 9-15
Start-up

October 30 -
November 6
Data Analysis

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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
ISS Plant Research WebQuest
Read the Archive

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October 15-19

 

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Destination Tomorrow:

Viewers will learn how the Hyper-X program is developing new hypersonic vehicles and the many applications of composite materials. Meet Francis Rogallo, inventor of the modern hang glider and see how NASA researchers test aircraft and Space Shuttle tires and how Wind Tunnels work.
For more information on the series
Watch the Episode
Read the script

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Monday,
October 15

9-10:00 AM Pacific
Noon-3 PM Eastern
1600-1700 GMT

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Centennial of Flight - Chat with Sylvia Johnson

Dr. Sylvia M. Johnson, will chat about how new thermal protection materials are changing aerospace designs.

Read Dr. Johnson's bio
More information on this series
Read the Archive of the Chat

 


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Monday,
October 15

11 AM-Noon Pacific
2-3:00 PM Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

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Centennial of Flight - Chat with Imelda Terrazas-Salinas

Imelda Terrazas-Salinas will chat in Spanish and English. Imelda manages the arc jet which is a facility for testing thermal protection materials.

Read Expert Imelda Terrazas-Salinas' bio
More information on this series
Read the Archive of the Chat


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Tuesday,
October 16

10-11:00 AM Pacific
1-2:00 PM Eastern
1700-1800 GMT

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Centennial of Flight - Chat with Nick Engler

Nick is the Director and Chief Builder of "The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company" and will compare and contrast the time, cost and safety of flight testing used by the Wright Brothers versus current methods.
Read Expert Nick Engler's bio
More information on this series
Read the archive of this chat


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Thursday,
October 18

10-11:30 AM Pacific
1-2:30 PM Eastern
1700-1830 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Microgravity: Biology in Space

Biology in microgravity is the study of the effects of the space environment on living organisms from bacterial to humans. Join us as Tom Dreschel discusses this research that will help us understand what will happen to the human body when exposed to the space environment for long periods.
Read Tom Dreschel's bio
More information is available.
Print a flier for your classroom
View the Archive

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Thursday,
October 18

12-1:00 PM Pacific
3-4:00 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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Centennial of Flight - Chat with Orville and Wilbur Wright

Chat with the Orville and Wilbur Wright about the process they used to design airplanes.

Learn more about this series
Read the Archive of this Chat


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Postponed - rescheduled for Friday, November 2
Monday,
October 22

10-11:00 AM Pacific 1-2:00 PM Eastern
17-18:00 GMT

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"Mysteries of Microbes: Fascinating Fieldwork" - Chat with Rose Grymes

Dr. Rose Grymes is Associate Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), where she is directly influencing the development of the multi-disciplinary field of astrobiology.

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Thursday,
October 25

8:30-9:30 AM Pacific
11:30-12:30PMEastern
1530-1630 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Aquarius, an Analog to Space Travel

Join us live from underwater, off the coast of the Florida Keys, in a submersible deep-sea habitat called the Aquarius. NASA is interested in finding out if this facility could help us understand and prepare for long-term space travel.
Learn more from Bill Todd's Journal.
More information on this event
View the Archive


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Thursday,
October 25

11 AM-12 Noon Pacific
2-3:00 PM Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

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Centennial of Flight
Vertical Motion Simulator

Join us for a webcast from the Vertical Motion Simulator, at NASA Ames Research Center where Astronaut pilot Kenneth Ham will be flying new concepts for a reentry space vehicle and testing out our rapid design process.
Learn more about this series
View the Archive


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Friday,
October 26

10-11:00 AM Pacific
1-2:00 PM Eastern
1700-1800 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Chat with Tom Dreschel

This chat is a follow-up on the webcast entitled Microgravity: Biology in Space (See October 18)

Read Tom Dreschel's bio
More information is available.
Print a flier for your classroom
Read the Archived Chat

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Friday,
September 14

through

Thursday,
November 15

 

 

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"Mysteries of Microbes: Fascinating Fieldwork" - Preparing for Fieldwork

This forum provides students an opportunity to engage in an investigation (Building a Winogradsky Column) that can be conducted at home or at school between webcasts. Students may share and compare their findings with their peers about each phase of the scientific inquiry process.
See the video to help set up your Winogradsky Column
Join the forum

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