Why We're Teachers: a Florida science teacher's experience in a Nasa research project

Why We're Teachers: a Florida science teacher's experience in a Nasa research project

A high school science teacher took part in the Nasa/Ipac Teacher Archive Research Program to experience first-hand how scientific research works. She shares her experience and the lessons she brought back to the classroom.

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American students get ready for Team America Rocketry Challenge

American students get ready for Team America Rocketry Challenge

Registration for next year's Team America Rocketry Challenge opened yesterday. More than 5,000 middle and high school students across the United States and its territories will compete to launch model rockets at the national finals - and represent America in international competition.

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Regulation could boost amateur access to space

Regulation could boost amateur access to space

Space tourism has been right around the corner for more than a decade. Now that reality is catching up to the hype, the industry and its regulators are looking at how to make it work. If it's done right, the cost of sending people - and amateur experiments - into space could drop dramatically.

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Funding the search for dark matter with citizen science

Funding the search for dark matter with citizen science

Milkyway@Home faces a second year without federal grants. Fortunately the project's community of citizen scientists are coming to the rescue. Learn more about the crowdfunding effort to help Dr. Heidi Newberg and her minions continue the search for the Milky Way Galaxy's hidden dark matter.

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My take on the Eskimo Nebula

Ten thousand years ago, as glaciers from Earth’s last ice age retreated towards the poles and humans planted their first crops, a Sun-like star died. Fifteen years ago the Hubble Space Telescope observed its shattered remains. Thanks to Nasa’s open data policies I used that data to create my own portrait of the Eskimo Nebula.

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