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You Did a Spacewalk for Over 8 Hours. How Did You Do That?

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: K-12
​Year: 2010
Duration: 2 minutes 12 seconds
Size: 8.7 MB
Subjects: Life Science

In this clip, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson responds to students' questions about spacewalks. She explains how astronauts are able to stay outside for hours at a time during a spacewalk without coming inside to for a drink of water or to use the bathroom.

While aboard the International Space Station in 2010, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson used American Sign Language, or ASL, to answer a variety of video inquiries submitted by students from the Texas School for the Deaf, or TSD. She recorded almost an hour of video footage showing an inside view of the station in response to the students' questions about life in space. NASA sent the video footage to TSD, and students in Bobbie Guerra's video technology class (Zealous Studio) used this footage to create a series of video clips.

Caldwell Dyson suggested this project as a way to inspire deaf and hard-of-hearing students to learn more about space science and to encourage them to pursue space-related careers.

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› Astronaut Caldwell Dyson Sends Sign Language Message From Space Station

Other video learning clips in this series:
Texas School for the Deaf Students Introduce Themselves
How Long Does It Take to Get to the ISS?
What Do You Do About Space Junk?
How Do You Stay in Contact With Your Family?
How Do You Work Together as a Team?
How Does It Feel to See Sunrise and Sunset Every 90 Minutes?
Expedition 24 Crew Sends a Message to the Texas School for the Deaf
How Deaf and Hearing Impaired People Helped the Space Program

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild