Education Payload Operations-Sesame Street-Demonstrations (EPO-Sesame Street-Demos) - 12.03.13

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Education Payload Operations-Sesame Street-Demonstrations (EPO-Sesame Street-Demos) records video education segments performed on the International Space Station (ISS) by crewmembers using hardware already onboard the ISS for episodes to air on Sesame Street. EPO-Sesame Street-Demos support the NASA mission to inspire the next generation of explorers.

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Matthew Keil, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States
  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)

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    Developer(s)

    Johnson Space Center, Teaching From Space Office, Houston, TX, United States

    Sponsoring Space Agency

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Sponsoring Organization

    NASA Education (EDU)

    Research Benefits

    Information Pending

    ISS Expedition Duration:

    October 2009 - September 2011

    Expeditions Assigned

    21/22,23/24,27/28

    Previous ISS Missions

    EPO-Demos is a continuing investigation and has been performed on ISS since Expedition 7.

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • Education Payload Operations-Sesame Street-Demonstrations (EPO-Sesame Street-Demos) utilize tools and other common items in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) to create educational video segments for Sesame Street that inspire the next generation of mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and other scientists.
    • EPO-Sesame Street-Demos are a continuation of education demonstrations that have been conducted by ISS crewmembers since Expedition 7.

    Description

    Education Payload Operations-Sesame Street-Demonstrations (EPO-Sesame Street-Demos) are recorded video education segments performed on the International Space Station (ISS) by crewmembers using hardware already onboard the ISS. EPO-Sesame Street-Demos are designed to support the NASA mission to inspire the next generation of explorers. EPO-Sesame Street-Demos are a continuation of education demonstrations that have been conducted by ISS crewmembers since Expedition 7. EPO-Sesame Street-Demos  includes videos that are edited and shown on "Word on the Street" and “Letters” episodes for Sesame Street.

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    Applications

    Space Applications

    These investigations and related activities have strong ties to NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration and are designed to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    Earth Applications

    EPO-Sesame Street-Demos is part of NASA's continuing effort to use space as a unique educational tool for K-12 students. Everyday items are given a new twist by combining them with the allure of space flight and the unusual weightless environment to produce educational materials that inspire interest in science and technology and encourage curiosity and creativity.

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    Operations

    Operational Requirements

    EPO-Sesame Street 1-Demos does not require power, telemetry, or specialized hardware. However, each demonstration requires several hours from at least two crew members, one of whom operates the video equipment and the other demonstrates the activity.

    Operational Protocols

    After setting up the demonstration, at least one crew member performs the demonstration while another films it. Each demonstration has its own props (e.g., toys or tools). The demonstration is then dismantled and returned to stowage. 

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    Results/More Information

    Information Pending

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    Related Websites
  • NASA eClips
  • NASA Day in the Life Aboard the ISS
  • Teaching From Space
  • Johnson Space Center Education and Student Programs
  • NASA Education Program
  • Central Operations of Resources for Educators (CORE)
  • Sesame Street
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    Imagery

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    Soichi Noguchi floats the letter F on the International Space Station.


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