Explore Space Tech: Scientifically Calibrated In-Flight Imagery
Thursday 07/29/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades 9-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

When JAXA's Hayabusa2 and NASA's OSIRIS-REx missions return to Earth with asteroid samples, the spacecraft must survive re-entry. Imaging spacecraft during the extreme conditions of entry, descent and landing generates valuable data that can validate wind-tunnel testing and computational modeling. In this webinar, we'll explore the Langley Research Center's Scientifcally Calibrated In-Flight Imagery (SCIFLI) work in hypersonic atmospheric re-entry flight. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.