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NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Thermal Protection System Web Seminar

By SpaceRef Editor
December 2, 2011
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As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASA Explorer Schools project and the National Science Teachers Association are hosting a 90-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on Dec. 7, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Learn about the science of heat transfer and heat dissipation related to NASA vehicles, and receive an introduction to the associated engineering design challenge, Thermal Protection System. This activity challenges students to design a thermal protection system and test it using a propane torch.

For more information and to register online, visit .

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

Email any questions about this opportunity to the NASA Explorer Schools help desk at

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