A passion for space exploration runs in Karen Fields’ family. Her father ran NASA’s Zero Gravity program, which trains astronauts for space flight by flying planes in parabolic arcs over the Gulf of Mexico. Her mother supported science experiments for NASA’s payload operations. And as Karen watched the space shuttle missions evolve during her childhood and teen years, she knew she wanted to be part of the NASA mission.
Hovering roughly 250 miles above Earth and circling it in roughly an hour and a half, the International Space Station is more than a research laboratory for a range of experiments. It’s a place where mission-critical spacecraft systems and equipment are tested, yielding invaluable insights for the journeys to the moon and Mars.
PALMDALE, Calif., December 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – High-school students took a virtual field trip today to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works where they learned about five advanced technology developments being pioneered by the Lockheed Martin engineers and scientists, or “skunks,” who work there. The virtual learning experience was designed to introduce students to the exciting work a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can offer.
As space exploration efforts around the world focus more and more on mounting a manned mission to Mars, Xploration Station’s latest #StudentAstronaut contest offers America’s top STEM students the chance to join the action.
Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Xploration Station, the country’s only E/I broadcast destination dedicated exclusively to STEM programming for teens and their families, announced the return of its #StudentAstronaut contest today.
OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group will host a collaborative discussion among NASA and business leaders on the role of emerging technologies for sustainable, long-duration spaceflight. In two sessions at GreenBiz’s annual VERGE conference, NASA will reach beyond the aerospace industry for ideas on providing such necessities as food, energy, water, and building materials to astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond.
Xploration Outer Space, one of the four series comprising the Fox Television Stations' two-hour block of STEM-focused children's programming entitled Xploration Station, recently partnered with Project PoSSUM to launch the #StudentAstronaut Contest.
In the fall of 2014, the Fox TV Stations debuted Xploration Station, a two-hour block of STEM-focused programming consisting of four new shows. One of those shows, Xploration Outer Space, has partnered with the nonprofit Project PoSSUM to launch the #StudentAstronaut Contest, a competition giving one high school or college student the chance to take part in a special 5-day scientist-astronaut training program.