NASA Educational Technology Services (NETS) announces a new blog for high school and college students called “Taking Up Space.” The purpose of the blog is to tell stories and happenings with engineers, scientists, astronauts and many others who work at NASA. Sometimes the stories will just be about cool things going on at NASA and how to get involved with what’s going on. Visit the Taking Up Space Blog at http://www.nasa.gov/education/takingupspace.
An exciting blog entry that was posted on Sept. 29, 2010, describes an upcoming event occurring during space shuttle mission STS-133 early in November. NETS writer Heather Smith will talk with an astronaut via an International Space Station educational downlink and is inviting students to visit her “Taking Up Space” social media sites to help her decide which questions to ask. Visit the following sites for more information and to vote for favorite topics and questions.
Social media sites and promotions:
· Twitter page: https://twitter.com/NASAblogTUS
· Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASA-Taking-Up-Space/156917631003292
· Blog page: http://www.nasa.gov/education/takingupspace
· Feature: Go Backstage With NASA Education http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/9-12/features/backstage-with-nasa-education.html
The deadline for participating is Tuesday, Oct. 12.