Webinar Archive

The Challenge of Discovery educator workshops were held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at four sites: Pasadena, CA; Houston, TX; Tucson, AZ; and Laurel, MD. The workshops featured scientists from NASA's MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REx, and New Horizons missions presenting the latest updates, as well as exciting results from sample return missions, Genesis and Stardust. Educators followed with captivating activities, including exploring ice in the solar system and simulating the process of inquiry used in planetary exploration to gain new information about unknown objects. Click on the links below to see the presentations and download the activities presented.

Making a Mission Happen

The Challenge of Discovery: Discovery & New Frontiers Programs

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Shari Asplund
  Shari Asplund: Discovery and New Frontiers Programs
Education and Outreach Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

You Want to go Where?

Designing the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

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Cat Merrill
  Cat Merrill—OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS)
Senior Systems Engineer
University of Arizona
 
Karen McNamara
  Bashar Rizk—OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite
Deputy Instrument Scientist
University of Arizona
 
Ellyne Kinney Spano
  Ellyne Kinney Spano—OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite
Imaging Scientist
University of Arizona
 

You Want to Bring Back What?

Why Do We Study Astromaterials?

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Keiko Nakamura-Messenger
  Keiko Nakamura-Messenger—Senior Scientist, ESCG, ARES,
NASA Johnson Space Center

Genesis & Stardust: NASA's First Sample Returns Since Apollo Watch Video See Presentation (PPT)
Karen McNamara
  Karen McNamara—Senior Scientist, ARES
NASA Johnson Space Center

Are We There Yet? (Well, Almost!)
New Horizons Mission to Pluto

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Ralph McNutt
  Ralph McNutt—Principal Investigator on New Horizons
Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI)
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Having a Wonderful Time—Wish You Were Here!
MESSENGER Mission Orbiting Mercury

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Nancy Chabot
  Nancy Chabot—Instrument Scientist for Mercury Dual Imaging System
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
 
Ralph McNutt
  Alice Berman—Payload Operations Manager, MESSENGER Mission Operations Center
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory