MMS: Second Life

Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Second Life
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
MMS, NASA Learning Technologies
Short Description:

MMS worked with Stephanie Smith (NASA Second Life Designer) to install models of the MMS spacecraft on NASA's eEducation Island. Second Life has become less of a draw for users lately but continues to be a place for MMS materials and activities. Given the capabilities of Second Life, it represents an environment that is very well suited for exploring the imagery of MMS.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
MMS Mission Platform in Second Life
Program Element / Activity Status
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
Educate students, educators and the public through activities and events in Second Life.
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Teachers and students are enthusiastic about the multimedia nature of the Space Weather Action Center, making their own forecasts, and recording them
Have your evaluation findings / impacts been published? If so, where?: