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September 10, 2020 | 1:00pm

Air and Space Live Chat: Women in World War II

In this live chat, meet historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck Ph.D. and learn about the WASPs, a group of ambitious female pilots who supported the troops abroad while combating sexism in the military and society at home.

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Specilaists communicate with air traffic at Naval Air Station.
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Victory Over Japan and the End of WWII

In this episode of STEM in 30 explore the events that led to the end of the Second World War from people who were there and learn how this conflict impacted communities around the world, including your own. 

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Mechanics at Tuskegee Army Air Field
Presented Online STEM in 30
May 18, 2020 | 1:00pm

Mission Debrief: Earthquakes and Volcanoes

On the 40th anniversary of the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, join us for a mission debrief live chat of our Shake, Rattle and Roll episode of STEM in 30. Bring your...

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Mount Rainier
Presented Online STEM in 30
May 7, 2020 | 1:00pm

Mission Debrief: World War II

Join us for a mission debrief live chat of our World War II: Victory in Europe episode to ask your questions about World War II airplanes and  Tune in on the STEM in 30 Facebook...

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North American P-51D Propellers
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Diamonds in the Sky: Stars and Exoplanets

Twinkle, twinkle, little...wait a minute, is that a star or something else? And just how "little" is it? What are you actually looking at when you gaze up at the night sky? This is a question that scientists have been wondering for generations. In this episode we will take a look at the night...

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Stars in the Sky
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Spy Planes: Eyes in the Sky

Quick, name some famous spies! Who did you come up with? Jack Ryan? Ethan Hunt? James Bond? Movie spies are fun and resourceful, but real life spies rely on a lot more than fancy gadgets and powerful informants — they need as much information as they can get. In this episode, we'll explore how...

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
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Buzz the Tower: Bees and Aerospace

Bees are important to the environment, but did you know they are also important for the aerospace industry? This episode is buzzing with bees as we discuss the flying insects and explore research being done on them. You will also see how the honeycomb structure is used in the aerospace industry...

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Buzz the Tower Episode
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Solving Complex Problems with Simple Machines

Every big machine relies on a series of simple machines to get the job done. Can you name the six simple machines? The air- and spacecraft at the National Air and Space Museum operate thanks to simple machines, and we even use simple machines to put our artifacts on display. In this episode we'...

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Lockheed XP-80 "Lulu Belle" Wheel
Presented Online STEM in 30
Episode available starting November 14

Apollo 12: The Shocking Story

Everyone remembers Neil Armstrong’s "One Small Step," but just four months later humans walked on the surface of the Moon for the second time. Do you know what Pete Conrad's first words were when he became the third person to walk on the Moon? Join us as we discuss the Apollo 12 mission, and ask...

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Charles Conrad Jr. examines Surveyor III (3)
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Episode available starting October 3

Fly Girls: Women in Aerospace

From the time the airplane first took to the air, women have played an important role in shaping the aerospace industry. Join STEM in 30 and Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer, as we take a look at the contributions of early women aviators, female astronauts and other pioneering women

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Anousheh Ansari

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