Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion for Science from Space


Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion for Science from Space

HOUSTON — NASA and a American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos from a International Space Station with students, educators and scholarship fans around a world. NASA wanderer Don Pettit, now on a orbiting outpost as a member of a Expedition 30 crew, will use bland objects from Earth to denote production by “Science off a Sphere” presentations.

Space fans know Pettit from his prior scholarship demonstrations achieved in space, such as a “Zero G Coffee Cup” from a space shuttle’s STS-126 goal in 2008. This time he has combined a production plea for viewers. Some episodes of “Science off a Sphere” will finish with a question. APS will examination a responses and brand a winner. Pettit will announce a leader from aboard a station.

APS, a veteran multitude for physicists, skeleton to light seductiveness in science, technology, engineering and arithmetic by pity a “Science off a Sphere” videos on a overdo website, Physics Central. The website also will underline a production hurdles and educational calm on topics Pettit demonstrates.

Pettit spent some-more than 5 and half months on house a hire during Expedition 6 in 2002 and 2003. He returned to space during STS-126. Most recently, Pettit launched to a orbiting laboratory Dec. 23 with Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers. The organisation assimilated Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, who have been on a hire given Nov. 16.

Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers will sojourn on a hire until May as members of a Expedition 31 crew. The organisation members will support dozens of experiments during their time aboard a station.

To perspective Pettit’s scholarship experiments achieved during Expedition 6, visit:

To perspective Pettit’s “Zero G Coffee Cup” video from STS-126, visit:

For some-more information about a International Space Station and a crew, visit:

To perspective APS’ Physics Central website, visit:

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