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Who We Are
NASA and DESIGN SQUAD have teamed up to inspire the next generation of engineers!
NASA has launched an exciting new era of space exploration. By 2020, astronauts will return to the moon and begin establishing outposts where humans will live, work, and explore. Crucial to NASA's mission are the engineers who make it all possible—some 90,000 engineers develop the amazing technology that will take us to the moon and beyond!
Watch a video about NASA's moon mission
NASA: The Future of Discovery [2:46]
DESIGN SQUAD is the Peabody Award-winning TV show on PBS in which teenage contestants tackle engineering challenges for an actual client—they design everything from a hockey practice net for the Boston Bruins to a peanut butter grinder for a women's collective in Haiti. The show is an action-packed look at the design process: teams compete to create the best product; then their designs are put to the test!
Check out On the Moon, the NASA/DESIGN SQUAD activity guide about engineering and the adventure of space exploration. This workshop will walk you step-by-step through one of its activities.
This NASA/DESIGN SQUAD online training was produced by the WGBH Educational Outreach and Interactive departments, in collaboration with NASA.
Director, Educational Outreach
Associate Director, Educational Outreach
Educational Content Manager
Editorial Project Director
Project Manager, Business Manager
Jerry G. Hartman
Education Specialist—Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
Education Specialist—WILL Technology, Inc.
Academic Affairs Office
NASA Marshal Space Flight Center
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT ADVISOR
Educational Development Center, Inc.
Special thanks to the following WGBH departments and people:
MEDIA ACCESS GROUP
Client Services Manager
National Center for Accessible Media
Associate Creative Director
ONE ACTIVITY: START TO FINISH
Recording and Production Engineer
Extra special thanks to the following kids and staff at Patrick O'Hearn Elementary's After School Program:
Coordinator, Out of School Time
William Henderson, Ed. D.
Space images courtesy of NASA; all other images © WGBH.