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- In December 1998 we witnessed the moving of the
AIAA 1903 Model of the Wright Flyer from Ames' Hangar
One to the Low Bay of the 40 x 80 Wind Tunne l. During this action-packed
hour, you were given an overview of the work being done on the
Wright Flyer replica while at Ames. Once the Flyer was moved we
spoke with some of the engineers responsible for the model during
this project. You were also invi ted to ask questions in the QuestChat
room and have them answered during the event.
- On October 29 we hosted a live web cast, And Now... From the Launch of
STS-95, from Kennedy Space Center just prior to the launch
of STS-95. Content included exploration of the Life Sciences goals
of the STS-95 mission and why John Glenn's involvement is so significant
to the Space Program. We also were hosted by a shuttle test engineer
talking with some of the distinguished guests attending the launch
and explaining many interesting facts about Shuttle preparation.
- This Fall we supported the web cast of NASA... On the Cutting Edge,
a series of exciting, interactive, educational, live shows. These
exciting programs, focused on the oceans, took students on electronic
field trips to laboratories, classrooms, NASA Centers and remote
sites across the country.
- During September and October we partnered with GTE and Discovery
Channel School to host four special events focused on Hurricanes.
The Eye of the
Storm explored many aspects of this powerful weather phenomenon.
The project consisted of four live events:
- Hurricane Awareness & Preparedness
- Front Line of Defense: The National Hurricane Center
- The Hurricane Hunters, Part One: A Tour of the Hurricane
- The Hurricane Hunters, Part Two: Fly Into the Eye of the
- This September and October we hosted a series of live events
Challenge Project. This project which explored the themes
of human potential and exploration while approaching Senator Glenn's
return to space on STS-95 in October.
- During the month of October we web cast the proceedings of
Turning Goals Into Reality Conference held at Lewis Research
Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, throughout the month we
hosted a series of live events that were overviews and demonstrations
of the many different aeronautic activities at NASA.
- This July and August we hosted Arctic Exploration Online.
We hosted a series of live events from on board the
United States Coast Guard ice-breaker, the Polar Star. The events
featured interviews with the Crew of the Polar Star, explorations
of different places on the Alaskan coast along the ship's path
and coverage of the Jeremy Project.
- This summer we Webcast both the Stanford University's Department
of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Summer Seminar Series and The NASA-ASEE Stanford Summer
Faculty Fellowship Program series of "Brown Bag Lectures."
These are seminars geared toward high school students and are
given by top experts from NASA Ames, the SETI Institute and USGS.
There are a wide array of topics dealing with the hottest subjects
in space and aeronautics.
- On June 29 we hosted the live briefing,
Latest Findings From Pathfinder Mission: One Year After the Mars
Landing. The scientists involved with NASA's Mars Pathfinder
presented their latest interpretations of results from the mission
almost a year after the spacecraft's July 4, 1997 landing.
- On June 10 we brought you the
Aerodynamics in Sports Team Live Lecture and Web Chat.
Participants were able to watch a wind tunnel test on a large
tennis ball. They were able to chat with NASA and tennis sports
scientists about the wind tunnel test and the latest Aerodynamics
in Sports project activities.
- On May 21 we hosted an exciting event from JPL,
Europa: Another Water World? This lecture took a look
at Jupiter's Moon Europa and explored the questions: More water
than Earth? Another Ocean? In Space? A panel of science fact and
fiction experts, hosted by Dr. Rich Terrile, Outer Planets Progr
am Scientist, made for a fun and informative event.
- Space Day 1998, brought to you by Lockheed Martin, included
a live, all-day Webcast called
"Cyber Space Day" in which astronauts and scientists answered
questions from kids worldwide. In anticipation of that day, Quest
hosted two full days of QuestChats, May 19 and May 20, allowing
classrooms to interact with NASA experts from our various projects
in real time.
- On May 5 and May 12 we hosted Introduction
to Aerodynamics and FoilSim. These sessions provided
an introduction to Aerodynamics and FoilSim. Participants gained
an understanding of the forces that affect aircraft and got an
introduction to FoilSim, a software package that demonstrates
the forces that affect lift.
- On April 16 we hosted our first live shuttle program, And
Now... From Banana Creek! We hosted a pre-launch program
featuring interviews with VIPs, an astronaut and a tour of the
Saturn facility. Remote participants were able to ask their questions
and have them answered by our featured guests during the event.
- On April 13, 14 and 15 we hosted NeurOn
At The Launch! These three events featured NeurOn
project manager Linda Conrad sharing her experiences working with
the folks at Kennedy to prepare for the launch. During one of
the programs we were joined by an astronauts crew member!
- In April we hosted three Passport To Knowledge programs from
Live From the Rainforest.
These three one-hour programs took students via live
TV and the Internet around the world to visit global rainforests.
- On Friday, March 20 we hosted
Astrobiology Lecture and Chat: "The Universe In Your Neighborhood."
This fun and informative lecture explored our living universe.
You learned how things in the universe are accessible from your
- On Wednesday, March 18 we celebrated Brain
Awareness Week. An expert with Neuron Lab Online
gave a live lecture and demonstrated several fun and informative
classroom activities on the brain.
- On Friday, March 6, we sent you a live lecture titled:
STS-86: Experiences Aboard
the Russian Space Station Mir. This lecture by Dr. Scott
Parazynski told of his experiences during the STS-86 mission.
This mission delivered Dr. David Wolfe to the Mir station a nd
returned Dr. Michael Foale to Earth.
- To celebrate National Engineering Week, Feb. 23 through 27,
we hosted Journey Into Cyberspace.This
video series explored the different opportunities available to
students who reinforce their natural curiosity by taking science
and mathematics classes. Each episode presented a different journey
into the exciting world of math and science.
- On February 24 we hosted a live lecture and web chat with Jim
Rice, a Mars geologist. The event included Jim's lecture on Mars and a tour of the Aeolian
wind tunnel at Ames Research Center.
- On February 19 and 26 we hosted "Countdown To Launch" and "Open
For Business," two programs featuring the International
- On February 17, Secretary Richard W. Riley delivered the 5th
Annual State of American
- On February 5, the Aero Design Team Online presented
Brent Wellman, the 2GCHAS Project Manager. Bruce gave a very
Uplifting Aerodynamics Lecture demonstrating some activities
using airfoils with unusual shapes that generate lift.
- On Thursday, January 29, we hosted a live video broadcast and
held a web chat for a portion of the Aerodynamics
in Sports Technology project. "Aerodynamics in Sports
Technology" is an exciting interactive project that focuses on
sports to teach students science as part of NASA's educational
outreach mission on the World Wide Web.
- On Thursday, January 15, in celebration of Martin Luther King
day, we hosted a series of activities and multimedia presentations
to teach the ways the slaves left plantations during the time
of slavery. A live video presentation of
Classroom Activities and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" was