Live Video Chat: Robots Digging Up Martian Geology – Oct 5, 2011
Participate in the live video chat about the Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity Rover! Oct 5, 2011.
NASA Explorer Schools invites students in grades 4-9 from across the U.S. and Departments of Defense and State schools to participate in a live video webchat with Paulo Younse, a robotics engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. Younse will answer student questions about a career as a robotics engineer and the soon-to-be launched Martian rover, Curiosity, that has 10 scientific instruments aboard. Curiosity is about twice as long and more than five times as heavy as any previous rover.
The hour-long video chat begins at noon EDT on Oct 5, 2011. You do not need to be a participant of the NASA Explorer Schools project to participate in the chat.
For background information about Curiosity, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.
Watch a live Curiosity Cam video feed to observe NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover being assembled in a clean room at JPL. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/building_curiosity.html
To learn more about NES, please visit the http://www.explorerschools.nasa.gov website.
For more information about this NES live video chat, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/younse-chat.html.