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Space Foundation Teacher Liaison is 2015 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award 31st Space Symposium Opening Ceremony will Feature Award Presentation
2015 Award Nomination
In a continuing effort to recognize outstanding contributions by K-12 formal and informal educators in the flied of Educational Technology, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) in partnership with the Space Foundation and NASA, is please to present the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.
The Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award rewards excellence in the development and delivery of technology programs. Programs which focus on aerospace and/or aeronautics will be given priority to other programs. Applicants must demonstrate how their programs ultimately benefit the students in a school or organization.
The Award is open to all K-12 formal and informal educators from across the nation. The Award will be presented by AMF, the Space Foundation and NASA at the 31st National Space Symposium (April 13 - 16, 2015) In Colorado Springs, Colorado. The winner will be flown to Colorado Springs where hotel accommodations will be provided. The winner will receive a commemorative trophy with his or her name engraved and a monetary award of $1,000. In addition, the Award winner's name will be placed on a plaque honoring past recipients that is housed in the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
About the Award
Alan Shepard, one of the nation’s original seven Mercury astronauts, was the first American to fly in space, one of only 12 humans who have walked on the Moon and a former AMF board member. The award named after him recognizes excellence, quality and innovation in the development and application of technology in the classroom or to the professional development of teachers. More information about the award is available at http://www.amfcse.org.
About the Astronaut Memorial Foundation
AMF, based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, honors and memorializes astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial and by implementing innovative educational technology programs. AMF partners with NASA to provide technology training to educators throughout the nation with emphasis on space-related technology. In addition, at The Center for Space Education, AMF offers space-related educational opportunities for individuals to improve the quality of the workforce in the space industry. For more information, go to http://www.amfcse.org.
About the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. Operational since 1958, NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. It has led U.S. space exploration including the Mercury and Gemini space programs, the Apollo missions to the Moon, the Space Shuttle, U.S. involvement in the International Space Station, the Hubble Telescope and robotic interplanetary and distant space missions. NASA is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research and research focused on better understanding Earth, the solar systems, and the universe beyond. For more information, go to www.nasa.gov.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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NASA, nation salute fallen astronauts
Center workers, visitors mark solemn event
February 1st, 2014
We honor astronauts who “paid the ultimate sacrifice in our quest to explore” by remembering their achievements, learning from mistakes that contributed to their deaths and moving forward with new missions, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana said Friday.
“We’ve gotten better, and their sacrifice was definitely not in vain,” said Cabana, a four-time shuttle flier, during a Day of Remembrance ceremony at the KSC Visitor Complex.
Sheltered by an umbrella, Cabana and Deputy Center Director Janet Petro laid a wreath of red, white and blue magnolias, roses and hydrangeas in front of a dark, rain-streaked Space Mirror Memorial at 10:30 a.m., then bowed their heads in silence...(continue reading full article here)
Video of memorial service also available at News Channel 13 link here:
Live Space Station Video
Live Space Station Video includes internal views from cameras in the International Space Station's Destiny Laboratory and Harmony module when the resident astronauts are on duty. Earth views from external cameras on the station's structure will be available during crew off-duty periods.
The video will be accompanied by live audio of conversations between the crew and the Mission Control network.
Television from the station is available only when the complex is in contact with the ground through its high-speed communications antenna and NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System. During "loss of signal" periods, you will see a blue screen.
Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it sees a sunrise or a sunset every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but also may provide spectacular views of city lights below.
Weather at Kennedy Space Center