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  • Zareh Gorjian sitting at a desk with a cat on his lap

    NES Video Chat: Computer Graphics and Animations

    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.

  • Jim Adams

    NES Video Chat: Year of the Solar System

    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.

  • On Jan. 4, 2011, the Hinode satellite captured a breathtaking view of an annular solar eclipse.

    NASA Chat: The Sun Has a 'Cirtain' Flare

    10.27.11 - While our sun is usually a kind and beneficial space neighbor, we sometimes feel its "moodiness" here on Earth. On Oct. 27, NASA expert Dr. Jonathan Cirtain answered your questions about the sun.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 312 Kb)

  • a forest fire

    NASA Chat: As the World Burns, NASA's Global View of Fires

    10.26.11 - Want to learn more about fires and how they affect the environment, climate change, and the air we breathe? On Wednesday, Oct. 26, fire expert Dr. Amber Soja will answer your questions.

  • Hinode image of a solar fountain

    NASA Chats: 'Back to School' Science Series

    10.13.11 - School days are back again! NASA scientists are inviting you to a "back to school" science chat series. Log in every Thursday from Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 to ask questions and get answers from NASA experts on a variety of subjects.

  • Robotic lander video still, showing infrared camera view

    NASA Chat: Landing on Other Planets

    10.13.11 - Science fiction makes space travel look easy, but landing on another celestial body is a highly sophisticated task. On Thursday, Oct. 13, chat experts Dr. Barbara Cohen and Dr. Greg Chavers answered your questions.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 275 Kb)

  • Felix Soto Toro

    NES Video Chat: Honoring Hispanic Heritage: From Puerto Rico to America's Spaceport

    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.

  • Felix Soto Toro

    NES Video Chat: Sí se puede: del barrio hasta la NASA

    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.

  • A waning gibbous moon over Yellowstone National Park

    NASA Chat: Observe the Moon!

    10.06.11 - NASA and hundreds of enthusiasts around the world will come together on Oct. 8, for International Observe the Moon Night. On Oct. 6, Dr. Renee Weber and Dr. Barbara Cohen answered your questions about our fascinating moon.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 294 Kb)

  • Curiosity

    NES Video Chat: Robots Digging Up Martian Geology

    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.

  • Lightning strikes near shuttle Endeavour

    NASA Chat: And You Thought NASCAR Was Fast...

    09.22.11 - Did you know that a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 140,000 miles per hour? On Thursday, Sept. 22, chat experts Dr. Richard Blakeslee and Dr. Monte Bateman answered your questions via live Web chat.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 334 Kb)

  • Active Response Gravity Offload System

    NES Video Chat: Engineering Human Space Exploration -- ARGOS

    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.

  • Aerial view seen from the Taurus G4 aircraft, developed by Pipistrel USA.

    NASA Chat: Green Flight Challenge!

    09.15.11 - The "wild blue yonder" is about to get a color change. On Sept. 15, chat experts Sam Ortega and Mark Moore discussed the upcoming Green Flight Challenge.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 343 Kb)

  • NES Video Chat: How Clouds Affect Weather and Climate

    Join NES on Aug. 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT for a live video chat with Lin Chambers.

  • Perseid meteors in the night sky

    NASA Chat: Stay 'Up All Night' to Watch the Perseids!

    08.12.11 - The 2011 Perseid meteor shower peaked on the night of Aug. 12-13. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke and his team answered your questions via live Web chat.
    › Chat Transcript (PDF, 540 Kb)