Join the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for STEM in 30 and explore the effects of space on the humans who travel there, then check out some out-of-this-world Discovery Education resources revealing the wonders of space exploration.
Did you know that astronaut Scott Kelly, who broke all previous US records by spending almost a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station, grew nearly two inches in height during his time in space? It’s true! Scott and his twin brother Mark are part of an important study being conducted to gauge the
Welcome back to another week of Community STEM. We are ready to share another exciting STEM lab based on some current events. Students and teachers are fascinated by space. This STEM lab will allow creativity and collaboration through the building of a Moon Lander! Sonja Fehlmann, a DEN Star from California, will be introducing this
October 19 | 7:00 PM ET The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space. Students, teachers, scientists, engineers, astronauts, and others will spend the evening stargazing, learning about some of the newest astronomical discoveries, and checking out the cutting-edge technologies that enable us to explore and live in space.
Did you know that there is only one confirmed case of an American being hit by a meteorite? It’s true! Back in 1954, 34-year-old Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama was taking an early afternoon nap on her couch. Out of nowhere, a meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a console radio, and struck her
Did you know that the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence is developing a robot chimpanzee to explore the surface of the moon? It’s true! Called the iStruct, and nicknamed Charlie, this robot chimp was created to be an all-terrain explorer. Like a real chimp, it is designed to be able to walk on two legs,
If you read last week’s Fun Fact Friday, you already know that the ISSpresso coffee maker was launched into space, and due to dock with the International Space Station. What you might not know is what the machine’s intended recipient, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wore to greet its arrival! Cristoforetti donned a uniform from the television
Did you know that a coffee maker was recently launched into space? It’s true! Bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX supply ship carries a variety of necessities for the orbiting astronauts. One of those items is the ISSpresso, a coffee maker specially made to operate in space. According to a NASA document,
Did you know that thousands of people have volunteered to move to Mars? It’s true! In 2012, a Dutch nonprofit called Mars One put out a call for applicants to travel to Mars. The only catch is that they have to be prepared to stay there for the rest of their lives! As of this
On this day in, 1949 the first Department of Space Medicine was established. This day in 1949 the United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas established the first Department of Space Medicine, and Dr. Hubertus Strughold became its first professor. Strughold had already been the director of aeromedical research for