Explore Moon to Mars: Designing a Multistage Rocket
Wednesday 08/04/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

NASA is returning to the Moon with the Artemis Missions. We are going to explore the Moon with new and improved systems and for a longer duration. Doing more and for longer duration means launching heavier payloads which in turn means we need a powerful rocket. NASA is building the most powerful generational rocket called Space Launch System (SLS) that can be modified for crewed and cargo missions to the Moon and beyond. This webinar will discuss the key features of this rocket and explore bringing this discussion to classrooms using a hands-on activity designing a multi-stage balloon rocket. It will also include a big-picture story of Artemis program and a discussion of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) strategies.


Deepika is a NASA Education Specialist at Texas State University. She works to support NASA EPDC efforts nationally - both face-to-face and virtually. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.