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VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter

Volume IX, Special Issue
Editor Talia Jurgens
January 20, 2009

LBJ Library "Return to the Moon"
Tuesday, January 27th
www.lbjlib.utexas.edu

6 p.m. - Panel Discussion at Frank Erwin Center
7:30 p.m. - Reception at LBJ Library (Great Hall, next to Alan Bean art show) The panel discussion and reception are open to the public. The LBJ Library would love to have as many students attend as possible.

Panelists:

  • Alan Bean - fourth man to walk on the moon, UT Aerospace Engineering grad, artist
  • Lee Morin - astronaut, currently working on the cockpit of NASA's newest spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle
  • Clinton Dorris - Deputy Project Manager for NASA's Lunar Lander (Altair), JSC
  • Matthew Leonard - Deputy Manager, Lunar Surface System Project Office, JSC

Moderator:

  • Jeffrey A. Davis - EVA suit design for lunar missions, JSC


The Middle School Aerospace Scholars (MAS)
http://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov

The Middle School Aerospace Scholars (MAS) is administered by NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and funded by the State of Texas. MAS provides teachers an opportunity to experience a one-week summer workshop at JSC and participate in NASA distance learning events throughout the school year with their students. Teachers will work in teams, either from their own school, or with other educators from across the state, to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum plan for the following school year using NASA instructional materials and resources. Participants will attend scientist and engineer briefings as well as JSC behind-the-scenes tours. Some transportation, lodging, meals, and related activities are funded through MAS. To apply, visit the Middle School Aerospace Scholars website at above website and complete the online application. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2009. For questions or more information please send an email to: jsc-mas@mail.nasa.gov or contact Deborah Hutchings at 281-483-8623.


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