You Did a Spacewalk for Over 8 Hours. How Did You Do That?
Audience: Educators and Students Grades: K-12 Year: 2010 Duration: 2 minutes 12 seconds Size: 8.7 MB
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.