LiftOff 2016 Professional Development Educator Workshop


The LiftOff 2016 professional development workshop, Exploration: Past, Present, and Future, will be held June 26 – July 1 in Houston, Texas. The program features presentations by NASA scientists and engineers, tours of the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston, hands-on classroom activities, and more. Each participant must be currently employed as a 4th – 12th grade classroom educator and have a minimum of one year of teaching experience. The application deadline is April 15. Get all the details online.

MRO by the Numbers


Ten years ago today on March 10, 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) began its orbital insertion, approaching Mars and slowing down enough for the gravity of Mars to catch it into orbit. Since then, the MRO has revealed in unprecedented detail a planet that held diverse wet environments billions of years ago and remains dynamic today. This infographic quantifies some of the accomplishments of the past ten years.