Tuesday, May 21, 2013
NASA astronaut Story Musgrave will give a free multi-media talk at Framingham State University at 7 p.m. on May 22.
Framingham State University will host former NASA astronaut Story Musgrave tomorrow, May 22. In the morning, he will meet privately with students from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Partner High Schools, MassBay Community College and Framingham State University students. In the evening, the public is invited to hear his free multi-media talk. The discussion, titled Education: Preparation for the Unknown and Unexpected willl take place at the Dwight Hall Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for more 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
At 1:31 a.m., NASA's rover, named Curiosity, landed on Mars. In June, 7 Framingham Girl Scouts heard first-hand about Curiosity from NASA's lead Mars Program scientist at a special program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
UPDATED: Aug. 6 at 1:33 a.m. NASA is reporting that its Curiosity Rover has landed safely on Mars. You can follow more here: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv Also follow Curiosity's Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/MarsCuriosity *** Monday, at about 1:31 a.m., all eyes will be on Mars, according to NASA. NASA's rover Curiosity is expected to land on the Red Planet and look for signs of life on that planet and collect scientific data about the planet fourth from the sun. Curiosity is NASA's baby having launched the rover almost 9 months ago on Nov. 26, 2011. Now, in less than 24 hours, it will enter Martian atmosphere Monday morning, at speeds of 13,000 miles per hour, marking the beginning of what some have dubbed "seven minutes of …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Framingham State has been designated as one of 60 NASA Educator Resource Centers in the country, which provided the school with access to NASA’s vast library of educational resources.
Framingham State University has been selected by NASA's Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP) to participate as a member in a newly created alliance designed to provide professional development for educators. The new NASA–AESP Professional Development Alliance, administered by Penn State University for NASA, consists of a select group of high-quality professional development providers. The goal of the alliance is to improve education in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through collaborations that identify and serve appropriate audiences, providing them with sustained access to NASA resources and assets. Member organizations collaborate with NASA Education, the space agency’s education wing, to …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday was the 50th anniversary of the first American - astronaut John Glenn - to orbit Earth; today if an American wanted o go into space, they would need to be transported by the Russians.
On the 50th anniversary of becoming the first American to orbit earth, former astronaut John Glenn said NASA is in a difficult position because the space agency must rely on the Russians to transport Americans to the International Space Station. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Friendship 7 into orbit around Earth. He circled the globe three times before returning to a hero’s welcome. He later served in the U.S. Senate for 24 years and made a bid for president. He was the third American in space, but the first to orbit the planet. The Soviet Union put the first human into space and into orbit, in 1961. But in the years of the Cold War, it was a matter of national pride for the United States to catch up, and Glenn was among the first …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Keeping the memory alive for whom his school is named for, science teacher Dan Anderson invited to class Sam Ortega, from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL., as part of the school's Second Annual Space Expedition project.
Wednesday morning, eighth grade students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Public Charter School were given a science lesson by a NASA scientist. Science Teacher Dan Anderson brought in Sam Ortega, from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL., as part of his team's 8th grade Second Annual Space Expedition project. Students will display their project in February. Ortega, who works out of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, near the rocket center, is the manager of the Centennial Challenges Program. The program is NASA's space project and challenge program for independent companies, colleges, and schools.
Friday, October 21, 2011
As one of just 60 Educator Resource Centers in the country, Framingham State University will now serve as an access point to NASA’s vast library of educational resources.
Framingham State University took another leap forward in its efforts to be recognized as a leader in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education with the University’s recent designation as a NASA Educator Resource Center. As one of just 60 Educator Resource Centers in the country, Framingham State will now serve as an access point to NASA’s vast library of educational resources. “This is a big deal for Framingham State and something we’ve been working toward for a long time,” Framingham State University President Timothy Flanagan said during a special announcement event featuring officials from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. “We’re really proud of the fact that Christa McAuliffe - the first …
Friday, September 16, 2011
NASA is expected to name Framingham State University as a NASA Educator Resource Centers during an event on campus next month.
- On Boston.com
Friday, September 16, 2011