Commercial Crew Program: OFT-2 Launch Recap
Wednesday 08/04/2021
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Parents, and Caregivers in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

NASA's Commercial Crew Program has paved new ground for successfully and sustainably launching crewed missions to the ISS. Boeing's Starliner Oribital Flight Test 2 will be latest attempt to establish a two partner transportation system to provide reliable and safe transportation to the orbiting laboratory. In this, webinar, we will revisit the excitement of OFT-2, look to future CCP related activities,and highlight a plethora of engaging, standards aligned CCP inspired resources designed to foster students' crticial thinking skills.

Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.