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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


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, https://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.