News & Events
July 12, 2013
NASA’s IV&V Program
100 University Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NASA BRINGS THE FUTURE TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA JAMBOREE
Mount Hope, W.Va. – The NASA Independent Verification & Validation Program’s Educator Resource Center is coordinating NASA’s agency-wide participation with the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree July 15 - 23, 2013 at the expansive Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The jamboree is expected to bring upwards of 40,000 Scouts, volunteers and visitors to take in the scouting and adventure opportunities the reserve has to offer.
NASA will participate in two Summit locations:
Open to public visitors, Freedom Field at Summit Center will host NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow 53-foot traveling exhibit trailer. The Journey to Tomorrow exhibits feature inspiring videos and interactive kiosks like the Dynamic Planet and
displays with models of NASA spacecraft.
For scouts only, NASA has a 40 by 40 foot tent in the Technology Quest Basecamp featuring interactive aerodynamic activities with wind tunnel testing, sun spotting, infra-red imaging, interactive apps and a quiz game. The tent staff anticipates a few thousand Scouts per day coming through and participating in these fun and interactive educational activities.
NASA’s IV&V Educator Resource Center performs educational outreach for students and educators across the state of West Virginia, providing resources and training opportunities that reflect NASA’s current research and technology. The ERC is extremely excited at the opportunity to share NASA with the Boy Scouts of America. NASA’s IV&V Program is located in Fairmont, W.Va., was established in 1993 and is part of the agency’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance.
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View the press release HERE.
JSTAR Laboratory Dedication
On September 23, 2011, the NASA IV&V program dedicated its testing and evaluation laboratory to West Virginia's only astronaut, Captain Jon McBride. The laboratory, named the Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) Laboratory, will be used for adaptable testing and simulation, designed to enhance tools and methods used to critically assess mission and safety critical software across NASA's missions. The lab also supports end-to-end testing on mission flight software through the application of analytical rigor to reduce the threat of software-related mission failure.
Marcus Fisher with Jon McBride at the Dedication Ceremony
Image Credit: Bailee Morris