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1999 Archived Events


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December

DATE EVENT Grade
Level
Length DESCRIPTION

Wed
Dec. 1
Aerodynamics of Things that Spin all 1 hr Dr. Duque is a research scientist who uses computers to study the aerodynamics of helicopters, rotorcraft, and wind turbines.
Wed
Dec. 8
KSC Shuttle Countdown: Landing to Launch all 1.5 hrs Inside the Vertical Assembly Building
Thurs
Dec. 9
Mars Polar Landing all 2 hrs Talk to NASA Scientists about the feedback from the Mars Polar Lander.
Thurs
Dec 9
Geometry of Exploration: Water below the surface of Mars 4-8 30 min Students will learn how engineers and scientists will use geometry in the solar system to navigate a spacecraft to Mars atmosphere.
Dec 3 -17
Mars Polar Lander all N/A The Forum Chat Room was active between Dec 3 and 17th

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November

DATE EVENT Grade
Level
Duration DESCRIPTION
Wed
Nov 3
"Goliad's 250th Birthday Bash! K-12 3 hrs The fort is the oldest in the western United States, and the only Texas Revolution site with its original 1836 appearance.
Tues
Nov 16
US Dept. of ED Satellite Town Meeting all 1 hr Creating Community: Engaging Students in Civic and Character Education
Wed
Nov. 17
KSC Shuttle Countdown: Landing to Launch all 1 hr Inside the Orbiter Processing Facility
Thurs Nov 18
The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives 4-8 30 min Students will learn how scientists use satellites, lasers, optical detectors, and wavelengths of light to measure the presence of certain elements and compounds in the Earth's atmosphere.
Fri
Nov 19
Galileo-Volcanoes in Io all hrs Journey through the solar system searching for places where volcanoes erupt now and in the past.
Tues
Nov. 23
"All About the Sun" K-12 1 hr Students examine the results of UV experiments conducted.

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October

DATE EVENT GRADE
LEVEL
DURATION DESCRIPTION
Tuesday,
Oct 12
Stanford SOLAR Series 2-4 20 min "Our Sun's effect on Human Physiology"
Tuesday
Oct 12
Stanford SOLAR Series 5-8 45 min "Our Sun's effect on Human Physiology"
Tuesday
Oct 12
Stanford SOLAR Series 9-12 45 min "Our Sun's effect on Human Physiology"
Wednesday,
Oct 13
KSC Shuttle Countdown: Landing to Launch all approx. 1 hr. Landing, a new beginning: Brandt Secosh, Mike Ciannilli take you to the runway and introduce you to aeronautics and navigations aspects unique to landing the orbiter.
Tuesday
Oct 19
US Dept. of ED Satellite Town Meeting all approx1 hr Transforming Schools and Communities: The Power of Technology
Thursday October 21
The Measurement of All Things: Tools of the Aeronautics Trade 4-8 30 min Students will explore the concept of measurement and the tools used in measuring things, while learning "what" and "how" engineers and scientists use measurement during the process of developing, designing, and testing airplanes.
Friday
Oct 29
Interferometry Teacher's Workshop Educators 7 hrs Explore the fascinating world of light, waves, and interference

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September

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Various Interferometry Summer School several hours of programming From the Michelson Fellowship Program
Sept 21 US Dept. of ED Satellite Town Meeting approx. 1 hr. Back to School: Rethinking America`s High Schools
Sept 28 Mars Millenium Project - Surviving and Thriving on Mars approx. 1 hr. David Seidel and Dr. Robert Anderson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be at Ames to provide an active, inciteful look into the 'trials and tribulations' of life in a potential community on Mars.
Sept 29 KSC Shuttle Countdown: Landing to Launch approx. 1 hr. INTRODUCTION to KSC Shuttle Countdown: Landing to Launch

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August

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Aug 18
Ecology of Infectious Disease approx. 2 hrs Remotely sensed data can provide valuable information about epidemic diseases. Four experts will discuss their work in this area
Aug 20
Preserving the Beauty of the Keys approx. 1 hr. We will explore the national and regional efforts underway to create marine reserves.

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July Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Jul 06
NASA-ASEE Seminar Series approx. 1 hr. "Search for Extra-Solar Planets"
Jul 13
NASA-ASEE Seminar Series approx. 1 hr. "Advanced Tiltrotor Technology"
Jul 20
NASA-ASEE Seminar Series approx. 1 hr. "An Overview of the Information Science and Technology Directorate"
Jul 21
Parenting Coalition approx. 1.5 hr. Building on the Past for a Healthy Future
Jul 22 LAUNCH of STS-93 approx. 1 hr. NASA TV with voice over from the press booth
Jul 27
NASA-ASEE Seminar Series approx. 1 hr. "NASA's Distributed Aerospace Data Management"
Jul 28
Sustainable Seas Expedition approx. 1 hr. An indepth tour of the DeepWorker contributing research at Gray's Reef.
Jul 31
Lunar Prospector-End of Mission approx. 1.5 hr. Lunar Prospector intentionally impacting a targeted south polar crater of the Moon.

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June Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Jun 07
White House Conference on Mental Health approx. 3 hr. Bringing mental health care into the 21st century and ending the stigma and discrimination
Jun 15
U.S. Dept of Ed Satelite Town Meeting
approx. 3 hr. School Leadership: Principles at the Center
Jun 21
Family Reunion - "Family and Community" (Part One) approx. 3 hr. Policy at the federal, state and local levels from families and those who work with them.
Jun 22
Family Reunion - "Family and Community" (Part Two) approx. 3 hr. Policy at the federal, state and local levels from families and those who work with them.
June 30 NASA Robotics Short Course various Go behind the scenes with the people who build NASA's interplanetary robots.

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May Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
May 04
Spaceship Earth: Saving Aquatic Habitats
approx. 4 hr. NASA's water reclamation experiments for the space station. (k-12)
May 14
"Life in the Solar System" Symposium
various Explore our Solar System for signs of Life with NASA Ames' Astrobiology Scientists.
May 18
U.S. Dept of Ed Satelite Town Meeting
approx. 1 hr. "Counting the Stars: Math, Arts and Space Science"
May 18
NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
approx. 1 hr. Prickly Sharks have been observed and tagged in large numbers.
May 20 Hail, Hail...STS-96" approx. 1 hr. The damage to STS-96 discussed with one of Kennedy's Firing Engineers
May 27
NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sancturary
approx. 1 hr. The Great American fish count is conducted and explain what is learned
May 27
LAUNCH of STS-96 "Blast off to Base Station ISS"
approx. 1 hr. logistics and resupply mission for the International Space Station

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April Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Apr 07
"Treasures of the Gulf Coast " approx. 4 hr. What you do with water in your neighborhood that affects the creatures of the sea. (k-12)
Apr 16
"Water in the Solar System" - Symposium
various Water on Mars, the Moon and Europa-Callisto.
Apr 20
U.S. Dept of Ed Satellite Town Meeting
approx. 1 hr. "Improving Teacher Quality: Shaping the Profession that Shapes America's Future"
Apr 21
The Mockup and Training Facility at JSC
approx. 1 hr. Tour the training facility for America's Astronaut Program.
Apr 22
The NASA Connect Series "Quieting the Skies"
approx. .5 hr. NASA engineers and scientists are trying to design airplanes to run as quietly as cars.
Apr 22
"ISS-Behind the Scenes" Series
approx. 1 hr. From the Kennedy Space Center ISS program.
Apr 23
The SOFIA Project
approx. 1 hr. SOFIA will be the largest airborne telescope in the world
Apr 26
"Delivering Effective Tutor Training"
approx. 1 hr. An America Reads Tutoring Support Program
Apr 27
"All About the Sun" Part Two
approx. 1 hr. Paul Mortfield continues in this new and exciting series on Solar Science.

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March Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Mar 03
"Travel the Texas Time Machine ~ A Mystery"
approx. 4 hr. Mystery from an archeological dig. Texas Naturalists through the Ages. (k-12)
Mar 03
Lewis Research Center - Foilsim Series
approx. 1 hr. Introduction to Aerodynamics - 9th-12th grade math and physics - basic aerodynamic theories - interactive lessons
Mar 04
Talk to an Astronaut!
approx. 1 hr. At NASA's Vertical Motion Simulator! Paul Lockhart ("Paco") talks about training.
Mar 09
Testing of the AIAA Wright Flyer Model
approx. 1 hr. Talk to the Engineers testing the model about what they've discovered.
Mar 09
Dee O'Hara "First Nurse to the First Astronauts"
approx. 1 hr. Her career path to this job will probably surprise you.
Mar 11
Flight Crew Operations at JSC
approx. 1 hr. Lonnie Moffet on astronaut training from the perspective of Flight Crew Operations
Mar 16
US Dept of Ed Satallite Town Meeting
approx. 1 hr. "High Standards at Work: Comprehensive Approaches to School Improvement"
Mar 17
ISS Mock Up and Training Facility Tour from JSC
approx. 1 hr. Tour the training facility for America's Astronaut Program.
Mar 23
Stanford SOLAR Center "All About the Sun"
approx. 1 hr. Study and interact with experts in Solar Science and experience the effects of solar energy and radiation (k-12)
Mar 24
Behind the Scenes -ISS
approx. 1 hr. "Come Tour the Space Station Processing Facility"

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February Archives

DATE EVENT DURATION DESCRIPTION
Feb 05
Test the Marsokhod Rover
approx. 1 hr. Test the capabilities of the Mars Rover.
Feb 11
The Leonid Meteor Shower
approx. 1 hr. Dr. Jenniskens on the Leonid meteor shower over Japan.
Feb 16
US Dept of Ed Satellite Town Meeting
approx. 1 hr. "High Standards at Work: Teaching Reading: Success Stories from School & Home"
Feb 17
Texas Parks & Wildlife Presents "Challenge at Caprock: Saving the Last of the Great Plains Bison Herd"
approx. 4 hrs. Efforts to save the world's last remnants of genetically pure Southern Great Plains Bison
Feb 17
ISS Mock Up and Training Facility
approx. 1 hr. Tour the training facility for America's Astronauts
Feb 18
Sixth Annual Teleconference-Part One
approx. 1.5 hr. International Space Station (ISS). Progress of the world*s largest orbiting research facility.
Feb 19
The AIAA 1903 Wright Flyer Model
approx. 1 hr. Lifting the Full Size Model of the AIAA Wright Flyer into the 40 x 80 Wind Tunnel
Feb 23
"Join the Adventure"
approx. 1 hr. Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center as the International Space Station is assembled.
Feb 25
Sixth Annual Teleconference-Part Two
approx. 1.5 hr. Scientific and commercial research in the life and material sciences and biotechnology.

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