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GSFC Solar System Exploration Division at NASA Astronaut STEM Engagement Visit in NYC

Posted on July 30, 2019 - 1:18 PM CDT

Tags: Elementary | Middle School | Underserved / Underrepresented | Outreach | Nuggets | Planetary Science

160 elementary and middle school students from underserved communities attended a NASA astronaut STEM engagement visit hosted by the Office of Congressman Jose Serrano for the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBro) & BronxWorks.

Staci Tiedeken and Andrea Jones of GSFC’s SSED discussed past, present, and future lunar exploration; Rock Abrasion Tools onboard the Mars Exploration Rovers constructed in part from World Trade Center materials to honor victims of 9/11; and how scientists learn about the universe by viewing it in different kinds of light. Students touched a Moon rock and took home infrared pictures of themselves.