|Posted on Sep 21, 2010 10:34:25 AM | John Entwistle | 1 Comments ||
The NASA Now program series highlights a current NASA mission, area of research, or career within the agency.In this, our first program of the 2010-2011 school year, introduce your science or technology classes to one of the many complex problems associated with living and working on the moon or another planetary body. In this NASA Now episode, students get a glimpse at the research conducted at NASA’s Lunar SLOPE facility, where scientists and engineers design, build and test wheels for the next generation rover vehicle. Students see how the SLOPE scientists and engineers test their prototype wheels on an artificial lunar surface developed especially for this project. Students will get a feel for how the unique properties of the lunar soil shape the design of the wheels.Related competitions:The event is available at the NES Virtual Campus’s NASA Now page beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.Visit the NASA Explorer Schools home page and click on NASA Now!
Earth Science Week 2010 Photography Contest -- Open to All Ages. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. 2010.Microgravity Competition -- High School. Deadline for proposals is Nov 1. 2010.
Link to the NASA Explorer Schools home page.
Tags : Design Challenge for Students, K-12 Education, NASA Now