17th March 2016
Students from 13 public and secondary schools will participate in a one day workshop on Friday on Aerospace Science.
Steve Bullocks, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ambassador will facilitate the session that will be held at the Multi-Purpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre, commencing at 10a.m. Also a NASA educator responsible for conducting outreach, Bullocks' presentation is geared towards students interested in careers in Aerospace Science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and is being made possible through the Solar System Ambassadors Programme.
According to Bullocks, the Programme is a public engagement effort accomplished by space enthusiasts volunteers across the United States, who communicate NASA's exciting discoveries and plans for future exploration of the Solar System and beyond to general public audiences.
"Ambassadors are an extended part of each mission's team and an important interface between the NASA community and the populace at large," Bullocks noted.
"There have been fascinating discoveries within our Solar System, and NASA's 720 ambassadors are tasked with promoting and publicizing these awesome developments in space exploration," he said.
NASA's recent missions include Galileo to Jupiter, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Cassini to Saturn and Magellan to Venus. Stardust to Comet Wild-2, Genesis to study the wind and Ulysses to study the Sun's poles are also listed among the recent missions.