STEM teachers, students who love human space flight, and homeschoolers - this is for you!
My YouTube channel for more videos - will be updated as I attend more launches and NASA and Air Force activities!
My Flickr Photostream - Includes photographs of my grandfather and the early Space Shuttle missions, visits to Johnson and Kennedy Space Center historical sites, and special NASA events that were closed to the public!
My Twitter feed - this is what started it all! Look back at research for this website, observations on recent launches, and future STEMEdLauren exploration!
Other links posted in videos and on website:
From "Space, Spinoffs and STEM" video -
Everything you've ever wanted to know about NASA Spinoffs: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/
NASA Spinoff YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NASASpinoff
Coloring book on Spinoffs from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/pdf/Spinoff_coloring_book.pdf
NASA's Educator website (it's amazing!): http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/#.VLwuuCvF-YE
From "Mercury and Gemini" video -
For more info on T.S. Eliot go to the website "Exploring 'The Waste Land'": http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/thewasteland/explore.html by Rickard A. Parker
For more info on Mark Twain go to http://www.marktwainmuseum.org
For more info on WD-40 go to http://wd40.com/about-us/history/
Just for fun: http://youtu.be/Uqkmlz8mIi0
To see Alan Shepard's launch go to http://youtu.be/3xd9kg-fJ9g
NASA information about Alan Shepard http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/who-was-alan-shepard-k4.html#.VMVlK8ltTg0
For my interview with Thomas Penders, Aerospace Archaeologists and Cultural Resource Manager at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, go to http://youtu.be/URPiohrrRFQ
To read more about Mr. Penders, read this great article; http://www.patrick.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123237175
For my interview with Emily Perry, Director, Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, go to http://youtu.be/KI_6BYy5Ll4
To see the Blockhouse, the "mission control" for the Mercury missions and part of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, go to http://youtu.be/Ydd-ut24i2A
The AF Space and Missile Museum has an amazing website! Check it out here: http://afspacemuseum.org/
From "Apollo" video -
More information on Mylar, or BoPET or (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate): http://chemistry.about.com/od/polymers/f/What-Is-Mylar.htm
My photos of the Apollo I launch pad and memorial: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128361162@N03/sets/72157650245089085/
My photos of the Renaming Ceremony of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Check Out Building at Kennedy Space Center. Pictured are Neil Armstrong's sons, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128361162@N03/sets/72157647787213324/
From Space Shuttle video -
Photos of my grandfather and memorabilia of his work on the early Space Shuttle missions can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/128361162@N03/sets/72157648694097730/
Photos of my visit to Johnson Space Center in Houston are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/128361162@N03/sets/72157649238728597/ This includes visits to the current and historical Mission Control Center, the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Building 9 (where the mock up of the entrire ISS is located) and the physical training facility for the astronauts!
Short videos of my tours of Johnson Space Center are:
http://youtu.be/OPtAyhv5nYU - Historical Mission Control
http://youtu.be/UGkWgkGsGIQ - Interview with Mission Control Biomedical Engineer
http://youtu.be/Cv3gq4HZ_aQ - Interview with engineer who plans space walks
http://youtu.be/dYPAoNA26vU - Thank you to Col. (Dr.) Lars Ulyssey for my tour of JSC!
Space shuttle launch and landing from my Dad's perspective on his mission with the 45th Space Wing:
http://youtu.be/Y-ZZ7KTfUms - launch of STS114 (turn up your volume!)
http://youtu.be/xTaZhpfy7R8 - Shuttle landing (you'll never see it closer than this!)
For more videos on Space Suits and tools from those who develop and maintain them and use them to train astronauts in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab:
http://youtu.be/tZMLSdOBahc - Space suits used at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab
http://youtu.be/X53rPVmivco - Up close and personal with Space Suits!
http://youtu.be/A_ZYRbvADGI - Training with Space Suit gloves is harder than it looks!
http://youtu.be/xE0lC0Bd0rc - Tools astronauts use on the ISS
Great brochure on how NASA Spinoffs benefit the state of North Carolina - including Polybenzimidazole (PBI) fiber:http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/economic-impacts/North-Carolina_NASA-Economic-Impacts.pdf
My interview with Zionsville Fire Department about heat-resistant suits: http://youtu.be/EW13zVbbN7o