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Regional Educator Resource Centers Learn About NASA’s Launch Services Program
Educators tour LSP facilities RERC Education Specialists from Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands participate in mission simulation training with LSP staff. View Larger Image

LSP staff conduct a briefing for the educators Project Coordinator Christopher Blair speaks to the RERC staff about the educational services provided by the Launch Services Program.
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Education specialists from Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recently attended the Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) workshop at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The agency’s Launch Services Program (LSP) Outreach Office partnered with the Kennedy Space Center Education Office to work with NASA-affiliated educators. The workshop allowed LSP employees an opportunity to explain the educational value behind satellite and spacecraft missions.

The RERC educators also benefited by participating in a mission simulation training session. This unique opportunity provided valuable background and insight on how NASA launches expendable rockets; information they will share with their students and teachers. Sitting at the very consoles used to put spacecraft and satellites into space, the RERC educators experienced the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, skills required for successful launches. NASA promotes STEM education by encouraging students to study and pursue careers in related fields.

NASA has Regional Educator Resource Centers located in several states across the country. Each center provides educational opportunities, workshops and materials to local teachers and students in support of NASA’s education objectives, and to promote national and state standards of education. These centers work closely with students and teachers and serve as a great resource for promoting and sharing the educational content available from NASA and LSP.

If you are interested in learning more about NASA's Regional Educator Resource Centers, please visit the following link.
› NASA Educator Resource Center Network

Christopher Blair,
NASA's Launch Services Program