Volume: 05, Issue: 09 02/14/2007 
Jason Marcks, image credit: Space Education Initiatives.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
The Colorful Demise of a Sun-Like Star
Launch Week Arrives for THEMIS
Spacewalks Continue at the International Space Station
Student Contests- Your Students Could Win a Trip To Space or Space Camp

History of Spaceflight and the Future of Human Space Exploration

Chat Information:
Live online chat with Jason Marcks, Executive Director of Space Edcuation Initiatives, on Wednesday, February, 28th, 2007. Students will have the opportunity to chat about the history of spaceflight, covering both the United States and Russian history. They can also ask questions about the future of human space exploration, both manned and robotic missions.

9:30 10:30 AM Alaska
10:30 11:30 AM Pacific
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Mountain
12:30 1:30 PM Central
1:30 2:30 PM Eastern

Jason Marcks' Biography:
Currently, Jason Marcks works as the Executive Director of Space Education Initiatives. Jason is a former high school Earth and space science teacher. He has a Master of Science degree in Geoscience and is currently working on a Masters of Aeronautical Science in space launch management. He has served as the professional development director and lead instructor for the Wisconsin Initiative for Math, Science and Technology Education program, the Nevada Science of Aerospace Project, and the Oklahoma Science, Technology, and Education Program. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and Northwestern State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science. Jason was recognized for his professional accomplishments being named as the 2005 Frank G. Brewer Award winner for excellence in aerospace education.

How to log in:
Go to http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/mercurious/index.asp?room=marcks2007 to log in and begin submitting your questions. Questions may be submitted prior to or during the designated chat time. If you are a guest, you will need to complete a simple form on that same page. Often, students without usernames and passwords submit their questions as guests or a teacher submits all of his/her students' questions under his/her username. To learn more, visit Space Explorers' Online Chats Page.

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