KEEPING THE UNIVERSE CONNECTED Meet NASA’S BADRI YOUNES - 23 February 2015 Stream 1 - 10:30
Provider: Powerhouse Museum
Presenter: The Mars Lab
Date: 23 February 2015
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 11:15
Closing Date: Bookings Close 18-Feb-2015
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 5
Non-DEC Positions: 5
KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary
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KLA Keyword/s: Science, Space, Physics, Astronomy, Science as Human Endeavour
Event Overview: “A modern-day human space program would be difficult if not impossible without
the constant coverage provided by the TDRS satellites. Anything you see going to space has to be enabled by us.” Badri Younes
If you need to ...
- keep track of orbiting satellites and interplanetary spacecraft
- ensure constant communication with the International Space Station
- relay high res images from Pluto later this year from the New Horizons flyby
- investigate the possibilities for enabling live stream video from Curiosity on Mars
- oversee the NASA Space Network (SN), Near-Earth Network (NEN), and Deep Space Network (DSN)
- develop systems to meet space communication and navigation demands decades into the future
... then Badri Younes from NASA’s SCaN department is the man to call!
In this special video conference event, Mr Younes will join us live in the Mars Lab studio during his upcoming visit to Australia. He will chat with young people and answer their questions about: the future of space communication, interplanetary exploration, humans as explorers, Australia’s role in space exploration and why NASA is a place where you can build and realise your dreams.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity for your students to ask questions and discuss ideas with a distinguished NASA scientist and leader.
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