So today is Space Day! Our 6th year, Space Day is turning out to be quite an event!
This year we have two keynote addresses from NASA scientists:
Dr. Jim Rice, Co-Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Project. His work has involved mission experience working on the Mars Odyssey Orbiter and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Projects, the Mars landing site selection for every NASA Mars Mission since Mars Pathfinder in 1995. he is currently involved in manned missions back to the Moon and Mars.
Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, is the Deputy Project Scientist working on the mission of the Mars Curiosity rover. He helps lead an international team of over 400 scientists. His work has involved geologic studies of Mars with regard to surface properties, volatility, and climate history.
Other sessions will be specific to grade levels:
- Robots in space
- Planets & Liquid Nitrogen
- Food in Space
- Moon rocks
- Rockets and launches
- Satellites Communication in Space
- Small-scale satellites
We could not have done this without the support of:
- Challenger Space Center
- Orbital ATK
- ASU – School of Earth and Space exploration
- ASU – Collective Systems Laboratory