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Elizabeth (Liz) Kennick, Teachers In Space, Friday, 2-21-14 February 22, 2014

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Elizabeth (Liz) Kennick, Teachers In Space, Friday, 2-21-14

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Guest:  Elizabeth (Liz) Kennick.  Topics:  Teachers In Space program and projects.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.

We welcomed Liz Kennick back to the show to talk about Teachers in Space (TIS), their new 2014 programming, and their upcoming spinoff from The Space Frontier Foundation later this fall.  During our one hour discussion with Liz, we talked at length about the Teachers In Space two summer workshops, the Flight Experiment Workshop and the Space Medicine & Human Factors Workshop.  Liz went over the teacher qualifications which include being a U.S. Citizen and a U.S. high school STEM teacher.  The workshops are free but so far the teachers selected for the workshops are responsible for their own travel and expenses.  Spots for these workshops are limited so if you are a qualified teacher or know of one to recommend, applications need to be submitted early.  Liz believes the website application process will be available before the end of February so please check the Teachers In Space website for more details, http://tis.spacefrontier.org.  Liz also talked about workshop graduates having two different experiments on the ISS or headed to the ISS.  We talked about this process in some detail and she explained the two experiments to us.  Clearly, the high school students and their teachers are engaging in quality and meaningful research!.  Liz also talked about their relationship with both The Space Frontier Foundation which will be ending this fall through a TIS spinoff and Embry Riddle University in Florida.  Another partnership that TIS has formed is with Waypoint2Space, a spaceflight training center that has started up near NASA JSC near Houston.  Waypoint has its FAA approval.  For more information, visit their website at www.waypoint2space.com.  Liz received several questions inquiring about working with both students and teachers.  Here, we learned that TIS is focused on the STEM teachers to work with students.  She was also asked about space tourism, orbital space tourism, cosmonaut training, and getting flights for the Pathfinders once the suborbital companies start flying.

Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog URL above.  You can reach Ms. Kennick through the TIS website or me.

Teachers In Space, Wednesday, 6-26-13 June 27, 2013

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Teachers In Space, Wednesday, 6-26-13

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Guests:  Bob Werb, Elizabeth Kennick, Rebecca Zgorski, Dr. Jason Kring.  Topics:  The Teachers In Space workshops for space medicine & flight experiments/opportunities.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  For those of you interested in the opportunity to submit feedback on the NRC congressionally mandated Human Spaceflight Study, please go to www.nationalacademies.org/humanspaceflight.  Please remember that your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm).

We welcomed Bob Werb, Liz Kennick, Rebecca Zgorski & Dr. Jason Kring to the show to discuss the Space Frontier Foundation Teachers In Space program with their 2013 workshops, Space Medicine underway now at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and the upcoming Flight Experiments workshop to be held in a few weeks in Palmdale, CA.  Visit the Teachers In Space website for more information:  http://tis.spacefrontier.org.  During our 1 hour 4 minute discussion with our guests, Bob Werb did a brief Space Frontier Foundation and Teachers In Space overview and update.  Bob put forth a very strong and excellent case for both stem and space education and why The Space Frontier Foundation and the Teachers In Space were focusing on STEM.  Don’t miss what Bob said.  Dr. Kring then spoke to the ongoing human factors and space medicine workshop including spacesuit design projects and more.  Liz talked about Teachers In Space, the teachers involved in the programs, rules for the program, and the need for and importance of STEM inspiration for the teachers to take back to their students in the classroom. Also the need for funding for special projects.  Listeners asked about broadening the program to Liberal Arts and non-STEM teachers, plus making the program available to grade school, middle school, and even college professors.  We talked about funding grants, funding restrictions, and new sources of funding including a new crowd funding program about to be launched by Teachers In Space on RocketHub.  You can find out more about this new crowd funding program by visiting the Teachers In Space website per above.  Rebecca was next in our discussion and told us about the new B.S. program at Embry-Riddle, “Commercial Space Operations.”  This is the only undergraduate program of its type in the country.  If you are interested in it, here is their website:  http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/degrees/undergraduate/commercial-space-operations/index.html.  Listeners asked several email questions about Teachers In Space, upcoming suborbital flights, the demographics of the teacher participants, student and teacher awards, plus much more.  As our hour together was drawing to a close, each guest offered us his/her take away from our discussion and then I followed with my own concluding remarks for today’s discussion.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you want to contact any of our guests, use the email addresses given out on air or you can forward your note to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will make sure it is delivered to the person(s) of your choice.

Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space, Thursday, 4-4-13 April 5, 2013

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Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space, Thursday, 4-4-13

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Guest:  Elizabeth (Gallager) Kennick.  Topics:  Teachers In Space and Yuri’s Night Celebration.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.

We welcomed back Liz Kennick to discuss the Teachers in Space program which is part of the Space Frontier Foundation and the upcoming New York City Yuri’s Night party.  In the first segment of our 1 hour 31 minute program, Ms. Kennick summarized her first year as the Program Director of the Teachers in Space Program (http://tis.spacefrontier.org).  Liz talked about the summer 2012 workshops and the upcoming Space Medicine and Human Factors workshop to be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, plus the Flight Experiments workshop at the AeroInstitute in Palmdale, CA.  If these workshops interest you and you are eligible, get more information about them.  We talked about expansion plans for Teachers In Space, their five year program, astronaut training experiences at NASTAR (www.nastarcenter.com/aerospace-training/space) and using other training means.  Listeners asked lots of questions about Teachers In Space qualifications, when they would fly and on what suborbital vehicle, as well as how to apply to the program.  Liz talked about building up the organization, the need for volunteer help, and the importance of getting teachers excited about space to spread the excitement to their students. One of the projects our guest discussed in this first segment was that of the TIS flight experiments regarding the 2012 Balloon launch program.  For more information on this experiment, see http://tis.spacefrontier.org/up-up-and-away.

In the second segment, our guest led off by discussing the upcoming New York City Yuri’s Night Celebration which for New Yorkers will be on Tuesday, April 16.  For details about the event, see http://yurisnightny.net.  Other topics talked about in this segment in addition to Yuri’s Night included suborbital space companies and flights, the Enterprise Space Shuttle at the Intrepid Museum, and the possibility of a Students In Space Program.  A listener asked our guest for a comparison of her Wall St. days with Morgan Stanley to her TIS work with the SFF.  Liz had some very interesting things to say about comparing her Wall St. career to her space career today so don’t miss this discussion.  Liz promoted the TIS Facebook page throughout the entire discussion so for Facebook members, check it out.

Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email Liz through me or using liz.kennick@spacefrontier.org.

Edward Wright, Monday, 4-16-12 April 17, 2012

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Edward Wright, Monday, 4-16-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1753-BWB-2012-04-16.mp3

Guest:  Edward Wright.   Topics:  Citizens in Space program with the U.S. Rocket Academy.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed Ed Wright back to the show to discuss his new program Citizens In Space.  You can find out more about this program by visiting www.citizensinspace.org.  Ed started Teachers in Space many years ago and he has now expanded it to the new program, Citizens in Space, with a focus that goes beyond the public school system.  As you will hear, the new program is more inclusive as it involves students, museum educators, and others to be both citizen scientists and space explorer astronauts.  Ed, in three full Space Show segments, described the new program, explained citizen science experiments and projects, why it was important to expand the program beyond the public school system, and much more.  During this interview, Ed talked about requirements, applicable FAA rules, the XCOR Lynx which is the vehicle they have selected, plus information on the science experiments & payload requirements.  He spent some time talking about the difference in a demonstration which he said was all too common in our current school system as compared to a real experiment. He also talked about Citizen in Space promotional programs to an expanded audience including the Maker Faire Conference/Workshop which is held in San Mateo, CA each May.  Ed talked about the Citizens in Space relationship with the Space Studies Institute and their new programs.  You can read about the SSI programs on the Citizens in Space website.  If you have comments and questions related to this show, please post them on The Space Show blog URL above.  You can email Ed Wright through his website or use edward.v.wright@rocketacademy.org.

 

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