Explore Moon to Mars: Orion's Launch Abort System
Tuesday 08/10/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

"Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky, ...Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to [the vicinity of the Moon and Mars], provide emergency abort capability, sustain astronauts during their missions and provide safe re-entry from deep-space velocities" (NASA, 2017). In this webinar, we'll focus on the mass properties engineering that produced Orion's Launch Abort System (LAS). 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.