Space Day: Living and Working in Space for Children Around the
the third annual Cyber Space Day Webcast on May 4, 2000, millions
of children across the country and around the world will use interactive
technology to hear first hand about Living and Working in Space.
The three-hour Cyber Space Day Webcast will allow children to
personally interact with our nation's space pioneers to learn
about the history, challenges, and future of space exploration.
Webcast will introduce children to everything from intergalactic
teeth brushing, breakfast in zero gravity, and visions of space
travel in the 21st century. Cyber Space Day will be broadcast
live from 12:00 noon-3 p.m. EST from the Smithsonian's National
Air and Space Museum on Space Day.
and informative, Cyber Space Day will feature adults and children
who are caught up in the excitement of space exploration including
teams of students from across the country who will present their
innovative solutions to the Space Day Design Challenges. During
the program, Space Day Partners will also unveil several exciting
new educational initiatives and national space-related contests.
Hosted by Miles O'Brien of CNN and Carole Simpson of ABC, the
Webcast will feature astronaut and former Senator John Glenn,
and Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space,
among other space explorers. Students will be able to pose questions
live to the Webcast guests, take Space Day quizzes and participate
in the first ever Space Day survey. To maximize participation,
students can also participate in Cyber Space Day chat room during
Cyber Space Day will be broadcast on the World Wide Web from 12:00
noon to 3:00 p.m. EST and can be accessed via the official Space
Day Website, www.spaceday.com.
Each hour will be devoted to the following: Hour One: A Day in
Space The first hour will begin with Senator John Glenn and Dan
Goldin, NASA Administrator. Other guests will include Dr. Kathryn
Clark, Chief Scientists for the International Space Station (ISS);
Daniel LaBry, Senior Vice President of the Challenger Center for
Space Science Education;' and NASA astronauts who are training
to live and work aboard the ISS. Viewers will learn how a crew
lives aboard a space ship. Students will be shown how to eat,
drink and bathe in space, and some of the techniques that astronauts
use in space for such simple activities as brushing their teeth.In
Hour One, the first student Design Challenge team will demonstrate
their solution to the water purification challenge.
Hour Two: Challenges in Space Hour Two will focus on the many
challenges of working in space, including the problem of communication.
Guests will include General John Dailey, Director of the Smithsonian's
National Air and Space Museum; Dr. Sally Ride, first American
woman to fly in space and President of SPACE.com; Dr. Valerie
Neal, Curator of post-Apollo human space flight at the Smithsonian's
National Air and Space Museum; Phil West, NASA's Project Manager
of Extravehicular Activity Tools for the International Space Station;
and several NASA mission specialists. Student guests will include
several young people from Georgia whose butterfly experiment flew
on the Space Shuttle STS 93 in 1999. A student Design Challenge
team that successfully solved the communication Design Challenge
will demonstrate their solution and take questions from the audience.
Three: Where Do We Go From Here? The final hour will explore what
the next generation may learn from space exploration in the 21st
century. Guests will include NASA futurist John Connolly; Dr.
John Charles, the man responsible for the health and welfare of
NASA astronauts in ther long-duration space flights; Dr. Bernard
Harris, former astronaut and Vice President for Science at SPACEHAB
Inc.; and Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon and Executive
Editor at SPACE.com. A student Design Challenge team that produced
an innovative solution to keeping fit in space will be interviewed.
Special guests will include the recipient of the newly established
Freida J. Riley Award in honor of the teacher who inspired "The
Rocket Boys." Their story was told in the movie, "October
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