Volume: 04, Issue: 20 05/31/2006 
New Educational CD-Rom "Exploring Aeronautics" Previewed by Ames Staff & Kids. Image credit: NASA Ames Research Center (NASA-ARC).
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EAA AirVenture 2001 - NASA's General Aviation building. Image credit: 
NASA Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC).
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Teachers learn at a seminar. Image credit: NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC).
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Other Articles in This Issue:
Could NASA Technology Lead to Cheaper Gas?
New Space Observations Poised to Save Lives from Floods & Landslides
Hamming It Up: Space to Kids Radio
Repairs & Experiments Focus of June 1 Spacewalk

Summer Space Events

To participate in space science events during the summer, check out these fun and educational opportunities.

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors
NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors are leading events across the nation in malls, classrooms, and on the radio to share the wonders of space exploration with the public. The Solar System Ambassadors help the public follow the excitement of space exploration and get the latest results from spacecraft such as the Mars Exploration Rovers, currently making discoveries on the red planet.

For more information, please visit the following website:

NSTA Web Seminar – “Uncovering Student Ideas in Science”
These 90-minute, live professional development experiences allow distant participants to interact with recognized experts including NSTA Press authors and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NASA, the NOAA, and the National Science Digital Library. These online events are grant-funded, so they are offered at no cost.

For more information, please visit the following website:

“Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3-D” an IMAX Film
The film features panoramic views of a silent oasis that in the 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, has only been experienced firsthand by 12 astronauts of the NASA Apollo Mission. The IMAX film is playing in 85 theaters worldwide. The movie essentially says to its younger viewers that space missions are a risky but necessary and noble business, one that has always had inherent risks that astronauts have been willing to take for the betterment of humanity, even if they don't return from their missions.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Smithsonian Exhibits Contain Data from NASA & NOAA on Earth’s Climate
NASA has announced two exhibits – Atmosphere: Change in the Air and Artic: A Friend Acting Strangely – that are now showing at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The exhibits, part of the museum's Forces of Change series, feature scientific data from NASA and other agencies on the Earth's changing climate. Scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center contributed movies, interactive computer data, and satellite images to launch the two exhibits.

For more information, please visit the following website:

SPACE: A Journey to Our Future, a Traveling Exhibition Created by NASA, NSTA, & GM
This first-of-its-kind educational exhibit was created as an educational tool to inspire young people and raise public awareness about space exploration. Highlights include opportunities to ride a lunar module simulator to a surface facsimile of the Moon and a visit to a simulated scientific base camp on Mars.

For more information, please visit the following website:

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