Scientist or Guinea Pig: Science in Space

November 16, 2016 | 11:00am - 11:30am
Presented Online

In this episode of STEM in 30, we explored the effects of space on the humans who travel there. We were joined by NASA astronaut Anna Fisher.  

Do you like being poked, prodded, and analyzed? If you said yes, then you may have a future as an astronaut. Astronauts don’t just conduct scientific experiments, they are part of an experiment themselves. Learning about the human factors of spaceflight is an important element to a future trip to Mars. Join STEM in 30 as we explore the effects of space on the humans who travel there.

In this episode of STEM in 30, we will be joined by NASA astronaut Anna Fisher. Fisher has a Doctor of Medicine from UCLA and worked in several hospitals in the Los Angeles area prior to her selection as an astronaut. She will discuss her experience in the first class of astronauts to include women and her work with the robotic arm as well as her background in medicine and how NASA keeps up with the health of the astronaut corps. 

This program is made possible through the generous support of NASA.

Additional Teachers Resources 

Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.