Studying the Science of Mars

High school students are prototyping Mars rovers to simulate the six science discovery made by the Curiosity Mars Rover.  Students are trained to work on simulated “Tiger Teams” to support NASA. Curiosity Rover Results: First Curiosity Drilling Sample in the Scoop #1 A Suitable Home for Life: The Curiosity rover finds that ancient Mars […]

Astronaut Requirements for Mars

June 21, 2017 Astronaut Requirements During their careers, the next generation of astronauts may fly on any of four different U.S. spacecraft: the International Space Station, two NASA Commercial Crew Program spacecraft currently in development by U.S. companies, and NASA’s Orion deep-space exploration vehicle. What does it take to be an astronaut? In 2016, NASA […]

Antarctica and the International Space Station Ham Radio

Ten California high school students have received a fellowship from the Barboza Space Center to develop an emergency communication system for the International Space Station.  This prototype will be used here on Earth to communicate with high school students in Australia, South Korea and Cabo Verde.  We are working on getting scientists in Antarctica to […]

Astronaut Training in Antarctica

Sept. 13, 2016 Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts A trip to the Red Planet begins long in advance of liftoff. NASA’s journey to Mars includes preparing astronauts to cope with several months of isolation, confinement, and in an extreme environment (identified with the acronym ICE). One of the best ways to […]