I am thrilled and honored to share with you that I have been selected to attend the ‘State of NASA’ event Monday, February 12th.   The ‘State of NASA’ event is an annual in-person experience where NASA invites social and traditional news media to their centers for a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative technologies being developed for exploration of the Moon, Mars and… beyond!

Applying to @NASASocial in late January, I was selected as one of 20 social media “groupies” that will have the opportunity to experience the event LIVE at Johnson Space Center Houston.   I received my detailed itinerary earlier this week and am over the moon (pun intended!!) excited to share it with you…. click on the links for more information on the agency areas I will get to explore.

Welcome and security clearance at Rocket Park
State of NASA address from acting NASA administrator, Robert Lightfoot.
Year of Education on Station (YES) Briefing
Mission Control Tour
Neutral Buoyancy Lab Tour
Space Vehicle Mockup Facility Tour to include the ISS and Orion capsule
Commercial Crew Program Briefing
Return and Conclusion at Rocket Park

I hope to come back with great new insights in space exploration to share with all of you very soon via this this blog!!   PLEASE let me know if you have any questions you want me to ask on your behalf by replying in the comments below.  Here are a few that I have already received from my current curious sixth graders. I hope to have answers the next time I post….

What if any animals are up in the ISS right now and how do they react to zero gravity?

What is the FIRST thing that astronauts will do when they step out of their spacecraft on Mars?

Who are you planning to send to Mars and how are you training them?




8 thoughts on “#StateOfNASA

  1. Congratulations! This is so exciting and you are so deserving!!

    You are greatly missed at Mitchell. Best science teacher ever.

    Hope you are enjoying your new adventures.

    Much love and respect, Nancy Ayre (Brooks’ mom)


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