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.
05.17.11 - 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.
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.
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.
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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.