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NASA powers inspiration that encourages future generations to explore, learn, and build a better future.

Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan in space.National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference
In addition to the NASA booth, Astronaut Barbara Morgan will give two presentations, "Exploring Space Through a Teacher's Eyes," and "The Sky is No Limit: A Spaceflight Conversation with Teacher and Astronaut Barbara Morgan."
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Houston Hispanic ForumHouston Hispanic Forum's Career and Education Day
Houston, TX - Education Outreach has coordinated nearly 20 volunteers to serve as career panel presenters for this event, taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This annual event is for Houston-area students in grades 6-12 and gives them an opportunity to speak to professionals about career choices for their futures. An estimated 16000 students will participate in this event.
February 9, 2008
Explorer 1.50th Anniversary of Explorer I Educator Conference
January 31, 2008, marks the 50th anniversary of Explorer 1, the United States' first artificial satellite. Explorer 1 was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. To commemorate this milestone, JPL is hosting the 50th Anniversary of Explorer 1 Conference on Jan. 26-27, 2008. Lead by JPL's Historian Dr. Erik Conway, this educator conference will feature a series of speakers describing the political, technical, educational and social context of the time. An Explorer 1 documentary produced for the anniversary by JPL Executive Council member and Emmy Award-winning producer Blaine Baggett will be screened.
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Aeronautics Pic.New Aeronautics Competitions for the 2007-2008 Academic Year
The Fundamental Aeronautics Program of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters announces a new aeronautics competition for high school and college students for the 2007-2008 academic year. Students are asked to think about a next generation, all new DC-3 type of aircraft. High school students are invited to write an essay describing how the transportation of goods and passengers might be revolutionized with the 21st century equivalent to the DC-3. College level students are invited to design the aircraft, using guidelines provided by NASA, and suggest a minimum of three valid operational scenarios for their proposed vehicle. Complete details for each group can be found on the following pages.
Second annual podcast competition.Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition
Take a look back at NASA's first 50 years of exploration and answer this question: What do you think is NASA's greatest exploration achievement in the past 50 years, and why? We want your answer in the form of an audio or video podcast.
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