Education and Public Outreach

Join the 32-Hour Hangout-A-Thon for Space Education and Outreach

by Nancy Atkinson June 14, 2013

In the latest budget proposal for NASA, it appears as though one of NASA’s jewels — education and pubic outreach – is going to take a huge hit. The proposal seeks to slash NASA’s education budget by about a third, going from $137 million to $94 million. Also proposed is an initiative to combine (and […]

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Proposed Changes to NASA’s Education and Outreach – A View from the Outside

by Markus Pössel June 6, 2013

The first Moon landing inspired a whole generation of scientists and engineers. And NASA, to its great credit, didn’t rest on those laurels: Outreach programs attached to the different NASA missions became a standard mode of operation. Some have reached legendary status. Without outreach, and the broad public support it engendered, the Hubble Space Telescope […]

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World Space Week ( Oct 4th – 10th ) — Join the Fun!

by Ray Sanders October 4, 2011

What is World Space Week? Founded in 1981, World Space Week Association is one of the world’s oldest space education organizations. As a partner of the United Nations in the global coordination of World Space Week, WSWA recruits and supports a worldwide network of coordinators and participants. WSWA is a non-government, nonprofit, international organization, based […]

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Student Alert: GRAIL Naming Contest – Essay Deadline November 11

by Ken Kremer September 29, 2011

Student Alert ! – Here’s your once in a lifetime chance to name Two NASA robots speeding at this moment to the Moon on a super science mission to map the lunar gravity field. They were successfully launched from the Earth to the Moon on September 10, 2011. Right now the robots are called GRAIL […]

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How a Rubber Chicken is Spreading the Word about NASA, Space Missions and Science

by Nancy Atkinson May 6, 2011

Here’s a headline you don’t see too often: “Rubber Chicken Turned NASA Mission Mascot Embarks on a Flight to Space.” Seriously, this is a true story. If you’ve not heard of Camilla Corona, or Camilla SDO as she is sometimes called, you probably haven’t been paying attention to one of the most exciting current space […]

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