Space Launch System (SLS) Education and Public Outreach Events

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SLS Education and Public Outreach Events

The SLS Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team participates in many exciting outreach events throughout the year. Listed below are a few upcoming events the team is supporting. If you are in the area, please come out and visit us.

March 11, 2015
SLS Booster Test Firing: Qualification Motor-1 (QM-1)
Promontory, UT

Did you know that NASA is building the largest solid propellant rocket booster in the world?  NASA will test this booster, designated Qualification Motor-1 (QM-1), on March 11, 2015, at the Orbital ATK test facility in Promontory, Utah. The test is scheduled for 11:30 AM EDT.

QM-1 is a 5-segment solid propellant booster that will help power the Space Launch System (SLS). The two-minute, full-duration static test is a huge milestone for the SLS Program and will qualify the booster design for high temperature conditions. This type of test typically only comes after multiple years of development and signifies major progress being made on the rocket. Once this test and a second, low-temperature test planned for early 2016 are complete, the hardware is qualified and ready for the first flight of SLS.

The SLS Outreach Team will be at this test firing with exhibits and hand-outs. The public is welcome to attend. Information about the test and viewing can be found by here. Hope to see you there.

If you can’t make it to the test in person, it will be streamed at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#.VMsHHEhN2Go and carried on NASA TV.

March 14 – 18, 2015
Austin, TX

The Space Launch System (SLS) Team will be at the annual SXSW Music Film Interactive Festival March 14 – 18, 2015, held in Austin, TX. SLS Program Manager Todd May will be presenting an SLS overview March 14 at 5 PM in Salon III of the JW Marriot. The SLS Outreach Team will be exhibiting during the Trade Show event March 15 – 18 at the Austin Convention Center Exhibit Halls 3 & 4. If you are attending the Festival, we would love for you to come hear Mr. May and stop by our booth to learn more about SLS.

Education/Outreach Links

Visit these NASA websites for games, puzzles, and more for kids of all ages.

Learning Launchpad
Explore games, videos, and websites that will help kids of all ages discover more about working at NASA.

Mars Funzone
your virtual exploration of the Red Planet with interactive games that put you in the driver's seat. Mars Funzone is the destination for Red Planet-related games, amazing facts, activities and special events related to the exploration of Mars.

Solar System Exploration
Put together puzzles, learn facts about planets, build your own space fleet, and much more.

Space Place
Play games, watch animations, and do projects that teach you about Earth, space, and technology.

Play games, watch animations, and do projects that teach you about Earth, space, and technology.

Page Last Updated: February 11th, 2015
Page Editor: Brooke Boen