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Space Foundation Teacher Liaison is 2014 Recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award 30th Space Symposium Opening Ceremony will Feature Award Presentation
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 23, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, an educator in the Space Foundation’s international Teacher Liaison program has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.
Lynne F. Zielinski, a retired physics, astronomy and space science teacher from Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill., was selected for the award for her work with the Glenbrook Aerospace Development Get-away Experiment Team (GADGET) program, which she founded 22 years ago. The program enables students to design and conduct microgravity experiments, initiate and direct aerospace and engineering research, develop spaceflight hardware and design space settlements. The GADGET program flew active experiments on six space shuttle flights, nine NASA Nike-Orion sub-orbital rockets, three Zero-G airplane flights and four high altitude balloon missions.
The Alan Shepard Award, which is given annually in recognition of creative and innovative use of technology by K-12 educators or district-level education personnel, will be presented during the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium on May 19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The ceremony is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman.
Zielinski was accepted into the Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison program in 2012. Learn more about Space Foundation STEM education outreach and its Teacher Liaison program at www.spacefoundation.org/education.
Register Now for Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by a full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4 on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel. See the agenda, details about speakers, and register for both the Symposium and Cyber 1.4 at www.SpaceSymposium.org.
The Space Symposium officially launches Monday evening, May 19, with a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman. Other co-sponsors include: a.i. solutions; Aeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet Rocketdyne; Airbus Group, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); Arianespace; ATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen Hamilton; Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Colorado Space Coalition; EaglePicher Technologies, LLC; El Pomar Foundation; Euroconsult; Exelis; FedEx; Fisher Space Pen; Government Executive Media Group; Inmarsat; Intelsat General Corporation; Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MetiSpace Technologies, Inc.; Millennium Engineering and Integration Company; Moog Inc.; Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc.; Northrop Grumman; Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAE; Pulsed Harmonix; Raytheon; Scitor Corporation; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; SLS and Orion Industry Team; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceX; Spincraft; SSL; Stellar Solutions,Inc.; The Boeing Company; The SI Organization; United Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA); Aviation Week, SatNews Publishers; SpaceNews and TechBriefs Media Group are media partners..
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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Center workers, visitors mark solemn event
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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)
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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.
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