ERIC Number: ED312133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Launching a Dream. A Teachers Guide to a Simulated Space Shuttle Mission.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. Lewis Research Center.
This publication is about imagination, teamwork, creativity, and a host of other ingredients required to carry out a dream. It is about going into space--going into space as part of a simulated space shuttle mission. The publication highlights two simulated shuttle missions cosponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center and Cleveland, Ohio, area schools: the first in 1985 and the more recent in 1987. Sections include: (1) "Getting Started" (summarizing the organization of the mission project); (2) "Preflight Preparation" (describing the shuttle preparation, devising of the flight plan, selecting and training of the astronauts, payload experiments, building preparation, handling public relations, and 'Living in Space'); (3) "Flight Day" (conducting the preflight inspection, writing a launch schedule, space center activities, and scheduling rendezvous and stops); (4) "Postflight Activities" (debriefing; press conference, and school and community activities; a recognition program; and letters of commendation); and (5) "Further Suggestions" (from the faculty and staff). The purpose, materials needed, and procedures are provided for each of the 13 payload experiments covering geology, biology, and physics. Lists of participating schools, materials used, related publicity, and NASA and Regional Teacher Resource Centers are appended. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. Lewis Research Center.