NASA Explorer Schools invites students in grades 9-12 from across the U.S. and Departments of Defense and State schools to participate in a special live video web chat with Larry Dungan, project manager and electrical engineer designer for the Active Response Gravity Offload System. Dungan will answer student questions about ARGOS, a computer-controlled overhead crane system that allows a human test subject to move in a simulated reduced-gravity environment, such as the moon, Mars or space.
This hourlong video webchat begins at 2 p.m. EDT on Sept 27, 2011.
You do not need to be a participant of the NASA Explorer Schools project to participate in the chat.
For background information about ARGOS, visit the ARGOS website.
To learn more about NES, visit the NASA Explorer Schools website.
For more information or to participate in this NES live video chat, visit the chat website.
If you have any questions about the video chat, contact NASA-Explorer-Schools@mail.nasa.gov.