Everyone wanted to go to Space Camp as a kid. Few actually did, but still nursed a healthy obsession for seeing the stars into adulthood. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, known affectionately as NASA, has been inspiring America's youth since JFK's promise to be on the moon by 1969.
NASA VIPs from the Johnson Space Center will spearhead discussions all day on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Boise State, covering a host of subjects ranging from bone density in space to the rigors of astronaut selection. The scientists will also delve into specifics in engineering, biology, meteorology, as well as the social, educational and health sciences.
The series will also host Boise State students and professors highlighting work they've done related to space travel and NASA. At 11 a.m., a group of undergraduate biology, chemistry and engineering students will talk about their work under conditions aboard a NASA micro-gravity simulation aircraft. The team investigated calcium signaling in the low-gravity atmosphere.
Registration is required, and can be done either online here or at tables outside the Simplot Ballroom in the Boise State Student Union, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event hosts a luncheon (invitation only) and several breaks between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
For a full schedule of events, click here.