Date: October 13, 2011
Time: Noon-1 p.m. EDT
Grade Level: 4-12
STEM Subject Areas: Engineering: Engineering Design Process
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Félix Soto Toro joined NES on Oct. 13, 2011, for our first live bilingual video chat. A video or transcript of this chat will be posted at a later time.
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.
Soto, an electrical engineer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, works as ground electrical lead for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, or MPCV, and is also responsible for qualification testing of electrical ground support equipment for the new Space Launch System program.
Biography and Mission Information:
› Félix Soto Toro, Ph.D. →
› Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
› Space Launch System
› Spanish Language NASA Sites →
› Science@NASA →
› The Space Place (grades 4-6) →
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