[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 2
- 13:58:29 ]
Welcome to today's practice session! Feel free to post any questions you
have and we will do our best to answer them today.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 4 - 14:11:26
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] Hi Oran. Just saw
that you had a chat scheduled now.
Hi Stephanie. Yes, this is one of our "practice chat sessions" we've been
offering since late summer. Things are quiet right now.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 5 - 14:12:34
Are you finished with school for the day today?
[ Stephanie/Edmonton - 8 - 14:14:20 ]
We get off early on Thursdays. Normally, school is off at 3 (which would
be around now).
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 9 - 14:15:16
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] We get off early
on Thursdays. Normally, school is off at 3 (which would be around now).
I see. Does that mean you have longer school days on other weekdays?
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 11 - 14:17:24
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] Yes, this was the
activity for the whole day. I went to the engineering and science, computers
and technology, and arts and entertainment sessions. Obviously, the first
one was the most interesting to me.
That sounds great, Stephanie. Were any representatives from the Canadian
Space Agency present at the career fair?
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 15 - 14:20:51
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] School goes from
8:25-3:00 (5 classes) except on Thursdays, when junior high gets off at
12 (3 classes) and senior high at 1 (4 classes).
Sounds like you have a pretty reasonable schedule at your school. When
I was in high school, most students began the day at 8:00. But some us
(your's truly included) began at 7:30 a.m., and didn't finish until 3:00.
It was good practice for the future, though, since I'm usually at work
between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. and work until 5 or 5:30 p.m. Long days!
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 16 - 14:22:12
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] No, it would have
been interesting, though. There were some news personalities, architects,
musicians, business people, engineers, etc...
OK, well hopefully you received some helpful literature from the people
you met. The career fairs I attended in college were absolutely invaluable.
I encourage you to attend those when you go to college, as well.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 18 - 14:23:50
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] How's everything
Well, we've been quite busy with a number of activities during the last
few weeks. However, we've more or less caught up with ourselves for the
time being. The main "news" has been the weather in the Bay Area. We've
had scorching days of 90-100 degrees F during this past week. I think
we should be cooling down a bit starting on Friday.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 19 - 14:24:18
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] Yeah, but some
days can be very grueling indeed! Like tomorrow, classes will include
Math and double Physics!
Ouch! But I bet you've risen to the challenge! ;-)
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 21 - 14:28:52
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] Well, we've certainly
been cooling down these days. Winter is definitely on its way!
So I've hears. I was watching the local weather the other day, and the
forecaster mentioned snow had already been falling in different sections
of the U.S. I thought I was dreaming, because the weather here was so
hot. However, I shouldn't be surprised, since fall and winter tend to
"kick in" much later where I live (northern California.)
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 24 - 14:32:34
RE: [Stephanie/Edmonton] Too bad about the
Climate Orbiter. I was following its mission closely. The latest news
release says that the loss was likely due to miscommunication with the
engineers (metric vs. English).
Although I haven't been able to follow that story as closely as I would
have liked, I do recall reading a press release that mentioned the loss
was due to some form of miscommunication between mission control and the
vehicle. Many researchers involved in the project were obviously VERY
disappointed about the loss.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 25 - 14:35:00
RE: [Stephanie] Do you follow hockey?
I used to follow hockey pretty closely when the San Jose Sharks team was
formed. Although I've certainly developed an interest for the sport, again,
I don't have too much time to follow everything going on. Is asking you
if you are a hockey fan a rather unnecessary question? ;-)
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 27 - 14:39:58
RE: [Stephanie] I love hockey, and many
people in Edmonton would say so too! Just mentioning it because tomorrow,
it's the Oilers first regular season game tomorrow and there's going to
be a ceremony where they will retire Gretzky's number.
Wow! I bet the ceremony will be packed, and people may event consider
the day to be like a holiday, right? Will many of your classmates and
teachers be tuning in for that?
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 29 - 14:47:11
RE: [Stephanie] One of ours roads is being
renamed Wayne Gretzky Drive. Gretzky will be over at city hall at noon
for a ceremony (I'll be in Physics then). It will be jam packed at the
coliseum. Unfortunately, you cannot buy tickets for it (unless you get
a 21-game pack). They will be playing the Rangers (what concidence!).
I'll be following it on TV.
That sounds really exciting, Stephanie. However, I'm sure many people
will also be sad to see Gretzky's number retired. I admit I really didn't
know much about him until he was well into his career, and I had only
seen him play a few times after that. But just during those few times,
I could see why people had considered him such a phenomenal player.
[ Oran/NASAChatHost - 31 - 14:49:52
RE: [Stephanie] Yup. Well, I've got to go
now. Talk to you soon! Say hi to Linda and Marc for me! :)
I shall. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.