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Thank you for visiting us! At this time, you may submit questions that will
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Although your questions will not appear on your screen, they will be held
in our chat queue and posted during the live session. We will do our best
to answer as many of your questions as we can. You can find responses
to your questions in our session archives. We look forward to hearing
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RE: [Rebekah] What is it like working
Rebekah, working with NASA is surely an exciting experience for many people.
Many of us like exploring and learning about "the unknown," such as other
planets and different phenomena in space. Closer to home, however, there
are other activities we find equally gratifying, such as solving some
of the mysteries of our own planet, and connecting with people like yourself
on the Internet. If you choose to pursue a career in NASA, you will certainly
have many great opportunities to choose from.
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RE: [EngMohamedAbuMohamed] What is
the fuel constructions which you use it for the spacecraft and do you
have any problem with the fuel pump in the spacecraft, If you have before
any problem what is excactly error you had find it in the fuel pump also
what is the best soluions for such errors. how many days to test the machines
I mean the mechnical machines for the spacecraft as well the electirical
machines and automatic control machines (Computer system for the spacecraft).
EngMohamedAbuMohamed, your questions can most likely be answered best
by some of our real "experts" who work with the technology you are asking
about on a daily basis. Check our online schedule of events at http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/common/events
to learn about upcoming chats and Web casts with scientists, researchers,
and others who may be able to answer your questions. Thanks for your interest.
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RE: [milan] how do i see my house
from a sattlite transmission
Milan, you may not necessarily be able to see your house (specifically)
from a satellite, but you can certainly view different landscapes and
regions on Earth taken from satellites and the space shuttle. There are
MANY sites on the Internet that you can visit to find views from space.
You may wish to start with the NASA home web site, at http://www.nasa.gov to begin your search. Good
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RE: [Lillie] I am new to the chat
sessions and am interested in learning more about your topics you will
Lillie, we offer chats which cover a range of topics. Our regularly scheduled
weekly chats focus on aeronautics, space science, and space technology
and exploration. However, we also offer a suite of special chat series,
such as our upcoming Black History Month chats in February 2000, bilingual
chats (in English and Spanish), and our Virtual Take Our Daughters to
Work Day chats, which are offered on the last Thursday in April. Be sure
to check our schedule of events for these and other chats, at http://quest.nasa.gov/qchats/schedule to keep up to
date. Thank you for your interest, and we hope to hear from you online
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RE: [Joy] We had a bit of trouble
last time and we need to practice. Am I doing it right?
Joy, we received your message and are glad you were able to join us. If
you would like to schedule a time to practice, please contact Oran Cox
at NASA Ames Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a
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RE: [justin] what is the mars millenum
Justin, the Mars Millennium Project is a program which highlights activities
and upcoming missions to Mars in 2000 and beyond. You can learn more about
the project at http://www.mars2030.org. Be sure to visit our
NASA Quest Space Scientists Online project at http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/sso to learn about our ongoing chats
with Mars Millennium scientists.
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RE: [Michelle] i want to chat with
Michelle, you can chat with different experts at various times of the
year. Check our schedule of events at http://quest.nasa.gov/qchats/schedule to find out
about our upcoming chats.
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RE: [Cora] I had a question on what
type of job would involve inventing, designing, participating in building,
and observing the data collected of a space craft (such as the mars lander).
Could you help?
Cora, there are many ways for you to obtain information on activities
or programs involving designing, building, and observing data collection
associated with a certain space craft. Visit the NASA home page at http://www.nasa.gov, where you will find links
to Internet sites of NASA centers that may offer you opportunities or
activities involving sapce crafts. For example, you can visit the NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory web site for information on Mars space craft,
the NASA Kennedy Space Center web site for information on the space shuttle,
and the NASA Glenn Research Center for information on air and space craft
wind tunnel testing. Again, links to these sites are provided on the NASA
home page. Good luck!
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RE: [Athena] Hi,my name is Athena
I am just starting the Mars Millenium project can you help?
Hi Athena, please see Message #21 for information about the Mars Millennium
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RE: [Megan] What kind of medicine
do you use on other plantes
Megan, I'm certainly not a medical expert. But I would imagine many scientists
and researchers have, are, and will continue to learn about how space
travel and life on other planets may affect or bodies, and ways to keep
us healthy. Because we have not yet settled on other planets, knowing
exactly what kinds of medicines we will need may still be a bit tricky
to determine. Many of the medicines we use on Earth are made from natural
and man-made products, and are used to developed medicines to combat illnesses
and diseases specific to planet (or at least we think!) So as we begin
to settle other worlds, the medicines we use will need to be designed
especially for those places, as well as remain compatible with our human
bodies. Hopefully, as we continue scientific exploration, we will begin
to obtain the information we will need to survive on other planets.
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RE: [michael] is your job at nasa
Michael, my job can get a bit "rough" at times, especially during a month
like this coming February, when we have many chats coming up. (Have a
look at the schedule at http://quest.nasa.gov/qchats/schedule to see what
I mean!) I think the hardest part of my job is trying to make sure the
chats happen without a lot of problems. There are many things that can
happen during a chat, like a networking problem, power outage, or even
an emergency with our featured expert. Of course, at certain times, we
have no participants log on for a chat either; that's certainly a BIG
problem for us at NASA Quest, and it's one problem we haven't been able
to solve yet. I will say that not knowing what will happen during our
live events is what makes things fun for us sometimes. Every event is
a little different from the last one, and we're bound to learn something
new at the end of each.
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RE: [megandisnmore] what is the dffernce
between a loneare eclips and a solar eclips?
Megan, after all these years, I hope I can finally explain this correctly.
;-) A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth passes between the sun and the moon.
The shadow of the Earth over the moon is what makes the moon temporarily
"disappear" during a lunar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon
passes between the sun and Earth. The shape of the moon covering the sun
is what makes the sun temporarily "disappear." In some parts of the world,
a solar eclipse causes almost total darkness, whereas in other regions,
sunlight may only be a little dim or affected very little. For more information
about last year's solar eclipse, check out our archives at http://quest.nasa.gov/sso/chats.
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RE: [KristenandBrandon] Why does
the moon turn red during a eclipse?? We are Southbay Christrain school
go to our web site at http://www.southbay.org!!!!
Kristen and Brandon, although I'm not an astrophysicist, I would venture
to guess that what may look like a reddish- colored moon during a solar
eclipse is actually the "glow" of the sun causing the moon to look that
way. Although much of the sun is covered by the moon's body during a solar
eclipse, its corona is not. So, more than likely, it is the sun's corona,
escaping from behind the moon, that contributes to the red color you see.
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RE: [MegKat] hi what kind of music
do you lisen to?
MegKat, I listen to a very wide variety of music. Lately, however, I've
been listening to modern jazz music. I find I like listening to that when
I'm driving to and from work, and when I'm relaxing in the evening. (It
probably keeps me calm, especially when I'm on the road.) But I guess
I just enjoy listening to music that sounds good to my ears, so that includes
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RE: [megandisnmore] what is your
favorite t.v. show?
Megan, I'd have to say I enjoy Star Trek shows/movies the most, although
I really don't watch much television during the week. (Since I'm also
in graduate school, homework comes first!) If I'm not watching Star Trek,
I'll usually check out public television (PBS), or the science fiction,
Discovery, Learning, or History Channel on cable. Oh yes, I'm also a "news
junkie," so I also watch local, national, and international news.
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RE: [sandy] how many times will there
be a eclipse a year?
Sandy, I'm not exactly sure how many eclipses will occur this year. I'm
sure you could easily find out by searching the Internet, though. Avid
amateur and professional astronomers will usually have information on
the web telling us when we should once again look up to the skies for
the next astronomical show. So check it out!
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RE: [megandisnmore] can a lonare
eclips blind you?
Megan, I have not heard cases in which people have been blinded by a lunar
eclipse. But just because I haven't heard of one doesn't mean it has never
happened before! ;-) As for a solar eclipse, for no reason should you
ever look directly at the sun without proper equipment to shield your
eyes from its harmful rays. You don't have to look at the sun very long
to cause damage to your eyes. So just be sure to be safe when viewing
some of our naturally occurring atmospheric light shows, and don't forget
to have fun, as well!
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RE: [Mary] Okay, well....there isn't
any practice windows, so hopefully this will go alright. I am not necessarily
looking for advise, but actually information. I was hoping someone might
know how I could possibly correlate languages, archeaology, and health/fitness
into one field. I am reading a book called "What color is your Parachute"
and he asks us which three subjects we love to study. These are my three.
Then, we are supposed to interview people and ask these people if they
could think of any correlation between these subjects. I have found noone
that can even remotely open their mind up to what other fields are in
their studies. Please tell me of anything that pops into your mind so
that I may be able to explore it. If I knew what i was looking for, I
wouldn't be asking for assistance....thank you.
Mary, perhaps at this time, you may want to focus more on what the different
career areas you've listed are comprised of, versus trying to nail down
an actual career field. That can take some time. Certainly, archaeology
and languages fit quite nicely together, as both are tied to anthropology.
However, you might also consider how archaeology requires some level of
physical activity, depending on the types of excavations being conducted.
Additionally, think about the effects frequent travel may have on archaeologists
who venture to different excavation sites, both domestic and abroad. Sometimes,
a lot of travel to different parts of the world, coupled with labor intensive
activities, can cause our bodies to undergo some level of physical stress.
(Emotional or psychological effects can also come into play). Now, these
examples may not give you a concrete idea of a career to pursue. But as
you narrow your interests and learn more about the possible careers you're
interested in, I'm sure you will certainly find even more ways to tie
them together. If not, don't forget you can always fit your interests
into your hobbies!
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RE: [Mary] Thank you very much for
the advise. The book had me so wound up on finding one absolute field,
that I didn't even consider having hobbies. Also, I will continue to find
out about the separate career choices first. It might behoove me to go
slowly rather than jump in all at once. Thanks again.....
Our pleasure, Mary! We're glad you stopped by to ask your questions. We
hope you can join us online for some of our chats with people in careers
or who have interests similar to yours. You can find more information
about our chats on our QuestChat Information Center, at http://quest.nasa.gov/qchats.
We to hear from you in the future!