NASA’s – Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit B – Virtual Tour of a NASA MoonLab
October 13, 2020; 2 – 3pm Eastern
How do engineers and scientists prepare to return to the moon? By placing 6 tons of simulated lunar regolith in one of the coolest “sandboxes” on Earth. This online workshop covers the science behind several of the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit B activities. After a brief overview of how this toolkit focuses on the moon, our guest presenter, Joe Minafra, Lead for Innovation and Technical Partnerships for the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute at NASA Ames Research Center, will show us his lab, a simulated lunar landscape, and answer questions about how NASA uses his lab to test equipment to explore the moon.
- Frank Kusiak, Lawerence Hall of Science
- Joe Minafra, NASA Ames Research Center
Event Type: WebcastOpen to the General Public?: No (e.g., registration required, teachers only, private event, etc.)Topic: Astronomy, Earth’s MoonMission: Apollo Program, Artemis, Artemis Program