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NASA - What's Your Question?
November 30, 2007
 

QUESTION: How do I become an astronaut?
ANSWER: Advice from Administrator and former astronaut Charlie Bolden: "Start with the basics and get them down first...You can't do anything without math and science." For more information on the astronaut candidate program visit http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/astronauts or for more information on Careers visit http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/subjects/careers/index.html

QUESTION: How do I get a job or internship at NASA?
ANSWER: To see the different opportunities NASA offers and find job listings, visit NASA Jobs web site.

NASA has plenty of ways for students to join the Agency's mission of exploration. Find out how on the Student Employment web page.

For information about employment with other federal government agencies, please visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) web site.

QUESTION: When is the next shuttle launch scheduled?
ANSWER: See the information provided on the NASA Launch Schedule.

QUESTION: Are the photos on the NASA web site in public domain or copyright protected?
ANSWER: As a government agency, NASA does not normally copyright images. Please see the online photo guidelines online photo guidelines web site for more information.

QUESTION: Is it OK to include information from your web site on my web page?
ANSWER: Generally, yes. You can link to any NASA Web site and use NASA images on your site provided their use does not imply that NASA is endorsing any organization, person, or commercial product or service.

QUESTION: Can I use the NASA logo my web page?
ANSWER: No. Use of the NASA logo and seal are reserved to the agency itself.

QUESTION: How do I obtain permission to use NASA images in an ad or for other commercial uses?
ANSWER: Please contact Mr. Bert Ulrich of the Public Services and Outreach Division, (202) 358-1750. NASA employees, including astronauts and former astronauts, retain the legal right to control the use of their likenesses for commercial use. In addition to obtaining NASA's permission to use its images for commercial purposes, clearances may need to be obtained from individuals within those images.

QUESTION: How do I get posters, pictures and other NASA information for use in my classroom?
ANSWER: NASA educational services are designed to support students, teachers, and faculty in the areas of science, mathematics, and technology. Teachers are encouraged to visit the web site below for instructional material. The online versions of the educational materials may be printed and copied as needed. Also, limited quantities of the published versions may be available through the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) that serves your state. Visit the following website for more educational information http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/about/index.html.

QUESTION: Why not send the next probe to photograph and investigate the famous "face" on Mars?
ANSWER: NASA has already determined that the "face on Mars" is a natural land form. NASA's Viking 1 Orbiter spacecraft "photographed" this region in the northern latitudes of Mars on July 25, 1976 while searching for a landing site for the Viking 2 Lander. The speckled appearance of the image is due to missing data, called bit errors, caused by problems in transmission of the photographic data from Mars to Earth. You may view "comparison photos" of the "Face on Mars" taken by Mars Global Surveyor in 1998.

QUESTION: Could you increase the size of the font used on NASA portal web pages?
ANSWER: To change the text size click on the plus or minus signs to increase or decrease size on feature stories (see image below), or you can also enlarge font size within your web browser, usually by using the CTRL key with the "+" key. Please check your browser's help menu for details.

 

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