06.13.13 - Join us on June 13 from 2-3 p.m. EDT for a video chat with Matt Heverly. Heverly is the lead driver for the Curiosity rover now exploring the surface of Mars.
05.07.13 - On May 7, 2013, Bill and Linda Hunt answered student questions about NASA's Earth-observing satellites, which are used by scientists to study Earth's atmosphere.
04.04.13 - On April 4, 2013, Bonnie Buratti, Ph.D., principal investigator for several NASA projects, answered questions about the New Horizons mission, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt.
03.14.13 - On March 14, 2013, Lou Mayo, a Planetary Scientist, answered student questions about the Sun-Earth connection and the effect of the projected increase in solar activity during the upcoming solar maximum.
02.22.13 - On Feb. 22, 2013, engineer Dave Pierce answered questions about engineering, engineering careers and the launching capabilities at Wallops Flight Facility.
02.05.13 - On Feb. 5, 2013, Dabney answered student questions about the Landsat launch and how it will affect what we know about Earth. He also described how his education has come in handy with his job.
01.24.13 - On Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. EST, students asked Dr. Mary Ann Meador questions about her discovery of aerogel and rod-coil block copolymers and about the uses for each.
12.07.12 - On Dec. 7,2012, Walter Bruce, a Senior Thermal Engineer at NASA of Langley Research Center, answered student questions about NASA's light-weight IRVE-3, an experiment of an inflatable thermal protection system for spacecraft.
11.29.12 - On Nov. 29, 2012, electro-optics engineer Julie Williams-Byrd addressed student questions about current and future technologies needed for human spaceflight exploration.
11.02.12 - Students tuned in on Nov. 2, 2012 for a special event with NASA's DLN and NES commemorating space shuttle Atlantis.
10.24.12 - On Oct. 24, 2012, Aerospace Engineer Nicole Smith answered student questions on Orion's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, America's new spacecraft for human exploration.
09.25.12 - On Sept. 25, 2012, astronaut Bob Cabana answered student questions about living and working in space, and his career path.
07.26.12 - On July 26, 2012, Dr. Dean Pesnell, project scientist for the Solar Dynamics Observatory, answered questions about the sounds of the sun and his career path to NASA.
06.05.12 - On June 5, 2012, Dr. Morgan Abney and Jennifer Pruitt answered questions about the two engineers' career paths and roles in research and maintenance of the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems needed to sustain life in space.
05.23.12 - On May 23, 2012, research materials engineer Mia Siochi answered questions about nanotechnology, self-healing materials and other emerging materials and systems of the future.
05.18.12 - On May 18, 2012, C.J. Kanelakos, a mechanical design engineer on the Robonaut 2 project, answered student questions about Robonaut 2, and a career in robotics as a mechanical design engineer.
05.15.12 - On May 15, 2012, students asked questions of astronaut Greg Johnson about his education, astronaut training, and experiences while living and working in space during two shuttle missions where he was the pilot.
05.11.12 - On May 11, 2012 Tara Ruttley, associate program scientist for the space station, answered questions from students about the complexity of conducting research in microgravity aboard the ISS and the benefits from past and current experiments that help make life on Earth better for people of all nations.
04.25.12 - On April 25, 2012, NASA research scientist Stephen Kane answered questions from students about a study he co-authored showing the Milky Way has a minimum of 100 billion planets.
04.23.12 - On April 23, 2012, wildlife ecologist Becky Bolt answered student questions about her exciting career, and what NASA's Kennedy Space Center is doing to ensure a green and sustainable future.
04.16.12 - On April 16, 2012 students had an opportunity to interact with NASA experts who were on hand at the Space Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to celebrate the Space Shuttle Discovery Fly Out.
04.04.12 - On April 4, 2012, NASA robotics engineer Sandeep Yayathi answered student questions about his work with Robonaut 2, his career path and what the future holds for robotics.
03.22.12 - On March 22 NES held a chat in celebration of Women's History Month. A panel of outstanding women at NASA's Langley Research Center answered student questions about the panelists’ contribution to the missions and goals of NASA.
03.16.12 - NASA Explorer Schools held a video chat on March 16 with Dr. Michelle Thaller. Students asked questions about her career path, how she became interested in science, or any questions about astronomy at NASA.
02.16.12 - NASA Explorer Schools held a video chat on Feb. 16, 2012 with three young engineers who work on rockets and rocket engines. They answered questions about their education, careers and job responsibilities.
02.08.12 - On Feb. 8, 2012, NASA Explorer Schools held a video chat with a panel of five NASA engineers and scientists to celebrate National Black History Month.
01.25.12 - NASA Explorer Schools held a live video chat on Jan. 25, 2012 with Josh Willis who answered questions about sea level rise and global climate change.
01.12.12 - NES held a video webchat Jan 12, 2012 with Dr. Bill Cooke and Rhiannon Blaauw. They answered questions about meteors, meteorites and comets and their potential danger to spacecraft.
12.13.11 - Danielle Margiotta joined NES on Dec. 13, 2011 and answered student questions about how NASA engineers prepare satellites to endure the harsh environment of space.
11.23.11 - NASA Explorer Schools held a video chat on Nov. 23, 2011 with Zareh Gorjian for a look at NASA's computer graphics area.
11.03.11 - On Nov. 3, 2011, NASA's Deputy Director of Planetary Science, Jim Adams answered student questions about NASA's recent planetary mission discoveries and upcoming launches. Adams discussed his career path and some of the most rewarding moments in his 22-year career with NASA.
10.13.11 - In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Félix Soto Toro joined NES on Oct. 13, 2011, for our first live bilingual video chat. Students asked questions of this astronaut applicant and electrical engineer and found out what it was like for Soto to grow up in Barrio Amelia Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, with few advantages. They also learned what inspired him to pursue a career with NASA. A video or transcript of this chat will be posted at a later time.
10.13.11 - Celebramos el mes de la hispanidad con Dr. Félix Soto Toro. ¡Charlamos en español con Dr. Soto en el programa de pregúntale al experto de NASA Explorer Schools! Desde 12:00 p.m. hasta las 12:30 p.m. EDT, aceptamos y respondemos a las preguntas en inglés. Desde las 12:30 p.m. hasta la 1:00 p.m. aceptamos y respondemos a las preguntas en español.
10.05.11 - On Oct. 5, 2011, NES held a video chat with Paulo Younse. Younse is a robotics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and answered student questions about a career as a robotics engineer, robot technology, what scientists already have learned about the geology of Mars, and what they are hoping to learn from the soon-to-launch Mars rover named Curiosity. A video or transcript of the chat will be posted at a later time.
09.27.11 - On Sept. 27, 2011, Larry Dungan answered student questions about how NASA simulates the microgravity environments of the moon and Mars for research purposes using an overhead crane system named the Active Response Gravity Offload System, or ARGOS. A video or transcript will be available at a later time.
08.25.11 - On Aug. 25, 2011, NES held a video chat with Lin Chambers. Chambers is an atmospheric scientist studying the effect of clouds on Earth's radiation budget. She will answer student questions about the role of clouds in the Earth's energy and water cycles, and the benefits of participating in real-world atmospheric research through the S'COOL Project. A video or transcript of this chat will be available at a later time.
06.10.11 - NASA Explorer Schools was joined by Dr. Timothy Livengood for a special NASA Explorer Schools video chat, "The Reason for the Seasons," on June 21, 2011. A recording or transcript of the video chat will be posted at a later time.
05.24.11 - On June 2, 2011, NASA Explorer schools held a live video chat with Zareh Gorjian for a look at NASA's computer graphics area. A video or transcript of this video chat will be available at a later time.
05.19.2011 - NASA Explorer Schools invited students to a chat on May 26, 2011, with Janet Petro, the Deputy Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Petro shared her experience at NASA, in the U.S. military and in the private sector.
05.17.11 - NES welcomed Nobel Prize winner Dr. John C. Mather for a video webchat. He spoke about the James Webb Space Telescope and how it will give us a look into the past to see how galaxies have formed since the Big Bang. A recording of this video webchat is now available.
05.06.11 - Live from the 2011 NES National Student Symposium at Kennedy Space Center - a panel of NASA scientists, engineers and specialists answered student questions about careers at NASA during a 45-minute chat session. Students attending the symposium and those watching through the Web submitted questions to specific panelists or to the panel in general. A transcript of the chat will be posted at a later time.
04.13.11 - NASA Explorer Schools invited K-12 students across the United States to chat with NASA civil engineer Sam Ortega, Program Manager of Centennial Challenge on April 19, 2011. Ortega answered questions about building and testing solid fuel rocket motors and being a civil engineer at NASA. A recording of this video chat is available for viewing.
03.29.11 - The NES project invited all K-12 students to participate in a one-hour-long NASA career panel video webchat on March 29, 2011. This year's panelists were three outstanding women who have chosen to pursue careers in science and engineering. A transcript and/or video will be posted at a later time.
03.01.11 - The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations program sends groups of NASA employees and contractors to live in Aquarius, an underwater laboratory, for up to three weeks at a time. NEEMO crew members experience some of the same tasks and challenges underwater as they would in space. NES invited K-12 students across the United States to chat with Dr. Tara Ruttley, the first engineer aquanaut, in a live video webchat. A video of this chat is available.
02.17.11 - Being a scientist doesn't always mean spending your days in a lab. For NASA microbial ecologists, going to work might mean climbing aboard a research vessel, or collecting marine and soil samples in the Andes, Mexico, or even in Europe and Africa! Students were able to find out what it's like to hunt microbes around the globe with Angela Detweiler and Dr. Lee Bebout. Chat transcripts are now available.
01.21.11 - NASA Explorer Schools invited K-12 students to chat with Dr. Joel S. Levine, Chief Scientist of the ARES Mars Airplane Mission. Dr. Levine answered questions about the the development of the robotic, rocket-powered airplane that will fly through the atmosphere of Mars to search for evidence of life by looking for trace gases of biogenic origin. The chat transcript has been made available.
12.14.10 - NASA Explorer Schools invited K-12 students to chat with astronomer and black hole expert Sten Odenwald, who answered questions about becoming a professional astronomer and those mysterious black holes. The chat transcript has been made available.
11.08.10 - NASA Explorer Schools invited K-12 students to chat with astronaut Mike Foreman, who answered questions about living and working in space and his unique career path. The chat transcript has been made available.