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Live Video Chat: Building and Testing Solid Fuel Rocket Motors

By SpaceRef Editor
April 15, 2011
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NASA Explorer Schools invites students in grades K-12 from across the U.S. and Department of Defense schools to participate in a live video chat with NASA civil engineer Sam Ortega. The event will take place on April 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. EDT. Students and teachers can submit questions to Ortega during this hour-long chat. Ortega will answer questions about building and testing solid fuel rocket motors and being a civil engineer at NASA.

Go to the chat page on the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus website to participate in the webchat. You do not need to be a participant of the NASA Explorer Schools project to join the chat. To learn more about NES, please visit the website and click on the What Is NES? video or the About NES link.

To learn more about Sam Ortega, visit

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