#BeAnAstronaut: How Did You Get Interested in STEM?
"I really liked to build things and I really liked going fast. And to do these things, I needed to understand science and technology." Our newest #Artemis generation astronauts remember how they got interested in STEM. Applications for the next class are open until March 31: www.nasa.gov.astronauts
#AskNASA┃ How Can I Be An Astronaut?
As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the Moon and Mars – NASA is accepting applications March 2 to 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts. The basic requirements to apply include United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field, including engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science, or mathematics, from an accredited institution. Candidates also must have at least two years of related, progressively responsible professional experience, or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. Astronaut candidates must pass the NASA long-duration spaceflight physical. Americans may apply to #BeAnAstronaut at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561186900 As part of the application process, applicants will, for the first time, be required to take an online assessment that will require up to two hours to complete.NASA expects to select the new class of astronaut candidates in mid-2021 to begin training as the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts. For more information about a career as a NASA astronaut, and application requirements, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts
Tim Peake Talks Life In Space - BBC Click
A longer cut of Spencer Kelly’s interview with British astronaut Tim Peake. Peake spent over 185 days in space as part of a mission for the European Space Agency. Subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1uNQEWR
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Students Supporting Spacewalks
Did you know undergrad students are contributing to NASA missions? Check out the MicrogNExT Lone Star College-Cy Fair team’s contribution to International Space Station spacewalks! Learn how you – the Artemis generation -- can contribute to NASA’s mission by visiting stem.nasa.gov/artemis HD download link: https://archive.org/details/jsc2019m001008_Students_Supporting_Spacewalks
National Native American Heritage Month - Karen Moore's NASA Intern Story
Karen Moore shares her story on how her 2018 internship at NASA's Langley Research Center allowed her to support the Minority University Research and Education Project for American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Engagement (MAIANSE). The NASA Office of Education's MAIANSE initiative supports tribal colleges or universities with career development and internship opportunities. Learn more about MAIANSE by visiting https://www.nasa.gov/education/maianse.
What are your space life goals?
What would you put on your ultimate list of space goals? Submit your ideas and help build the ultimate space life list at http://www.planetary.org/spacegoals The Planetary Society wants to know what space experiences have changed your life. Find all the constellations in the night sky? Visit a famous telescope? Take an astronomy 101 class? Feel the vibrations of a rocket launch? Together we can make the ultimate collection of space life goals. Tell us what you would put on the list at https://www.planetary.org/spacegoals "Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://planet.ly/ytsubscribe Follow us!
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Motivational Journeys - Episode 1: Interview with Rosaly Lopes Gautier
Dr. Rosaly Lopes, Planetary scientist, NASA-JPL. We start our "EPEC Motivational Journeys" series with an interview with Dr. Rosaly Lopes, who tells us about her amazing journey all the way from Brazil to NASA-JPL. She is not only a successful volcanologist but also an extraordinary person. Throughout her career she has travelled to all the continents around the world, explored various cultures closely and has been associated with many exceptional scientific studies.
Student of the stars: How do you become an astronomer? | Michelle Thaller
New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's the difference between an astronomer and an astrophysicist? NASA's Michelle Thaller explains that these terms are used interchangeably: both are physicists who study objects and phenomena in the sky. How can you become an astronomer? There is a defined path to take: Do an undergrad degree in astrophysics, physics, mathematics or computer science, then complete a doctorate in astrophysics. You could also work with astronomers by studying engineering and building telescopes. In this fascinating explanation of what an astronomer's day-to-day job actually looks like, Thaller shines a light on the unexpected skills you might need and answers the question on every ambitious astronomer-to-be's mind: How will I know what to discover? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MICHELLE THALLER Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer who studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars. She is Assistant Director of Science Communication at NASA. She went to college at Harvard University, completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif. then started working for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Spitzer Space Telescope. After a hugely successful mission, she moved on to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), in the Washington D.C. area. In her off-hours often puts on about 30lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances. For more information, visit
NASA. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TRANSCRIPT: MICHELLE THALLER: There are a lot of people that are fascinated by astronomy, and they think, hey, you can actually get a job where it's your life to make new discoveries, to actually work with larger NASA missions. So how do you get this gig? How do you become an astronomer? For some strange reason, I always wanted to be an astronomer, ever since I was a very small child. I think for a while I wanted to be an astronaut, and then I actually realized I was afraid of flying and I did not want to be an astronaut. But I loved space, and I could just never get the questions out of my head. I was told many times I didn't have the right personality to be a scientist. That really didn't matter at all. That turned out not to be true. But here are some of the things that kind of need to happen. So if you want to become a professional research astronomer, one of the things you will have to have is a doctorate in astronomy. Now, there are a lot of other ways to be involved in astronomy. I work with a lot of people who are engineers who help us build the telescopes or the instruments that we use. They, for the most part, do not have PhDs. They may have an undergraduate degree in engineering. Some of them have master's degrees. But usually, they actually start working in a more practical way, building the instruments, doing some testing. They start that fairly early in their careers. But to be an astronomer, you do have to get a doctorate. So there is a fairly well-defined path for that. So you go through high school, and after high school, you can apply to any number of colleges that have degree programs in either physics, or mathematics, or computer science. Or, in some cases, they'll actually have full degree programs in astronomy or astrophysics. And these days, those two words, astronomy and astrophysics, are used fairly interchangeably in a professional setting. So if you're majoring in astronomy, you're basically a physicist majoring in things that are in the sky. So astrophysicist, astronomer, pretty much the same thing. So what I did is, I actually did go to a university—I went to Harvard University—that had a major in astrophysics as an undergrad. And so we took pretty much all of the physics requirements for a physics degree, all the math that's involved in that, too, but then there were specialized classes in topics in astronomy. We'd read papers about the Big Bang. We'd get together and we'D go to observatories to learn how telescopes work. And there were classes in things like how does a star work, how does a supernova explosion work, what is a galaxy like? And these really are physics classes. They involve a lot of math, usually calculus—figuring out how a galaxy evolves over time, how all the different stars work, how gravity affects everything. So there certainly is a good deal of math and physics involved. But then, as you become a professional astronomer, while you certainly know the basics of that and... For the full transcript, check out https://bigthink.com/videos/how-to-become-an-astronomer-2640965765
How millennials are impacting aerospace | Interview
Laura Seward Forczyk, author of the book, "Rise of the Space Age Millennials" joins us to talk about the new generation entering the workforce. Specifically the impact millennials are having in unexpected ways on the entire aerospace industry as well as some of the hurdles the generation is presented with. If you would like to get updates on Laura's book, you can do so here: https://www.astralytical.com/rise-of-the-space-age-millennials or follow Laura on Twitter at @LauraForczyk. This is TMRO:Space Orbit 12.32
Who Works At NASA? What It Means To Be a NASA Employee
Paula Cain, Joy Ng and Geronimo Villanueva tell the story of how life led them to NASA and share what qualities make a great NASA employee. Paula Cain is a thermal blanket technician at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She builds custom thermal blankets that protect satellites in space. Joy Ng is a multimedia producer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She tells stories about NASA's Earth and heliophysics research. Geronimo Villanueva is a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who specializes in the search for organic molecules on Mars and on icy bodies. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger's Message to Middle School Students
Former teacher and astronaut, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger has a message for middle school students. You could be one of the people helping get humans to Mars! For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30
Ivy League Students Dropped Out of College to Launch a Rocket
Meet Operation Space, a team of college students from different schools around the country who are working together to launch a rocket into space. They spent an entire year designing a rocket, working remotely over Slack and Google Hangouts, engineering and building all the parts on their own. Earlier this year, the Operation Space team finally met-up in real life at Spaceport America, located in a distant town named Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to build and launch their two-stage rocket into space. Besides getting the rocket to actually launch, Operation Space has a goal of crossing the Karman line, generally accepted as the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. VICE met up with Operation Space to learn about how a bunch of college students built a rocket with no faculty advisors, official funding, or any actual rocket scientists. Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE:
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NASA Honors Space Mathematician Katherine Johnson on her 101st Birthday
Aug. 26, 2019 marks the 101st birthday of no longer hidden figure Katherine Johnson. With slide rules and pencils, Katherine, a legendary NASA mathematician – and the other human computers who worked at the agency – helped our nation’s space program get off the ground, but it was their confidence, bravery and commitment to excellence that broke down racial and social barriers that continue to inspire to this day. To learn more about Katherine and other trailblazing ‘human computers,’ visit: https://www.nasa.gov/modernfigures
Space Pioneers Celebrated by NASA on Women's Equality Day
NASA joins organizations across the world to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26. The date was selected to celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Movement’s greatest victory—women’s achievement of full voting rights following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. The Women’s Equality Day observance not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also represents women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Learn about women at NASA by visiting: https://women.nasa.gov/
Draw my life - my path to a career in science research
Hi! Spacecat Emma wanted to know my path to science research. So in this video, we do draw my life!. Please excuse the awful drawing 🙁 its a good thing I'm a scientist and not an artist huh? If you enjoyed the video, please help me by liking, sharing and subscribing! I'm also on:
Episode 17: Astronaut Training
NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel. Full episode page: https://go.nasa.gov/2KMNBhJ Follow our social media accounts!
Tell Me a Story: Astronaut Salaries
Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham made $13,050 a year at NASA when he started. At the end of his NASA career after going to the Moon, he was earning $25,000 a year. Charlie Duke also explains how he earned per diem for the trip to the Moon, and Cunningham wasn't provided life insurance!
Tell Me a Story: Didn't Expect to Get a Moon Mission
Astronaut Charlie Duke says some Apollo astronauts never expected to be assigned to a Moon mission. This is from a special Tell Me a Story- LIVE at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
From Intern to Astrophysicist, Dr. Kelly Korreck: My Path
Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck tells the story of her career from a young University of Michigan undergraduate student to being a Solar Physicist for the NASA Parker Solar Probe. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30