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Live Challenger Center Webcast with NASA’s Troy Cline from the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
November 30, 2011
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Live Challenger Center Webcast with NASA’s Troy Cline from the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

Join this exciting interactive webcast on Thursday, December 1, at 10:00am EST

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Join Challenger Center for Space Science Education on Thursday December 1st, 2011, 10:00am (Eastern Time) for an interactive webcast with Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Lead, Troy Cline from the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) live from Browne Academy in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. Cline, will share information about the most recent NASA EPO programs and activities including LEGO, paper, and edible models of the MMS spacecraft, virtual environments, NASA Edge Video Podcasting, the NASA Mathematics Educator’s Guide, the NASA Space Weather Media Viewer, the NASA Sun-Earth Day program. Mr. Cline will answer questions from online participants and students at the Academy during the live webcast. No registration is required and the webcast is free. To join the webcast, visit

You may submit questions ahead of time via email to, or use theinstant message feature during the live webcast. Adobe Flash Player is required to participate and view the webcast. A new web environment will open on your computer with a chat interface to ask questions.

Featured Guest Background:

Troy Cline is the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Lead for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS). Mr. Cline’s responsibilities include planning, coordinating, implementing and managing the MMS mission’s outreach activities to meet NASA’s EPO goals and guidelines. Mr. Cline also serves as the Educational Technology Integration Specialist for NASA’s Sun-Earth Day and Space Weather Action Center programs. Mr. Cline provides ongoing educational technology support and leadership in the development and distribution of educational programs and materials reaching over 50 million people worldwide.

During Mr. Cline’s time at NASA, he has initiated and maintained the formal development of new research based approaches to educational technology integration within Heliophysics education. Heliophysics is the exploration of the Sun, its effects on Earth and the planets of the solar system, and space environmental conditions and their evolution. Mr. Cline’s team approach led to the development of a new Heliophysics education program that allows students to create Space Weather Action Centers in their schools. These centers encourage students to collect Space Weather data from existing resources, analyze that data and deliver an inexpensive video report on space weather and/or mission science. Mr. Cline continues to lead his team in social media integration, applications, and in the development of new podcasting programs. To see a Challenger Center student video report visit:

About Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Using space exploration as a theme and simulations as a vehicle, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international network of 48 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations of success, fosters a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and inspires students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. Challenger Center’s network of Challenger Learning Centers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea reach more than 400,000 students each year through simulated space missions and educational programs, and engage over 40,000 educators through missions, teacher workshops and other programs. To learn more about Challenger Center for Space Science Education, visit

Challenger Center for Space Science Education
Steve Kussmann
300 N. Lee St., Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314

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