CCP Update: Crew 1 to Crew 2 and beyond!
Monday 05/24/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

As the Commercial Crew Program moves forward, we are seeing the tempo pick up. April saw launches or landings every week for four straight weeks. The crew cadre aboard the International Space Station expanded from its normal 3-6 crew members, to a whopping 11 for a time. The first official crew to embark and depart aboard a commercial space vehicle has returned safely home, while Crew 2 continues their to move forward.

This sustained higher tempo is pushing forward and expanding our ability to do the science and work to really move the needle on NASA's future missions. Join our education specialist as we discuss all these new developments and talk about the amazing opportunities for students and educators to be a part of our journey.



Steven is a NASA STEM EPDC (Educator Professional Development Collaborative) Specialist housed in the LBJ Institute of STEM Education and Research at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuropsychology from Georgia College and State University. Steven is beginning work on his PhD in Biology in the Fall. The primary focus of his current work is in supporting Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in inspiring the next generation of NASA scientists from among historically disenfranchised groups. Steven helps to develop, package, and deliver STEM curriculum that translates the work and discoveries of NASA for use in the classroom and helps teachers to make it more accessible to all students. He is working with university pre-service educators, in-service, pre-service, and informal teachers to help them create culturally responsive lessons that will create engagement with students that have previously felt left out of the amazing work that NASA is doing. Steven worked in K-12 education for nearly 20 years, most recently as Life Sciences Chair at a minority serving inner city school in Georgia. He has taught Biology, Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical science to special education, regular education, honors, and AP students in Georgia, Washington, and New Jersey.