Astronaut shares the literal growing pains of NASA’s shuttle program

Astronaut shares the literal growing pains of NASA’s shuttle program

Lawrence DeLucas, scientist and former astronaut, speaks at UND about the demanding environment of spaceflight Lawrence DeLucas, now a principal scientist at the Aerospace Corporation, came to UND campus on Monday for tours, interactions with students and an evening presentation on […]

Blue Origin rocket takes UND students’ experiment into space

Blue Origin rocket takes UND students’ experiment into space

Knowledge gained about bioluminescence in microgravity will complement ongoing research Blue Origin’s rocket, named “New Shepard” for astronaut Alan Shepard, launched Dec. 11 in Texas. The suborbital, reusable rocket is designed to send payloads past the boundary of space. UND Space […]

VCSU: Pre-service teacher workshop – 11/20/19

VCSU: Pre-service teacher workshop – 11/20/19

The NDSGC conducted a pre-service teacher workshop on 11/20/19 with Kathleen Bennett Zaun’s students at Valley City State University. Participant Survey   Downloads: The PowerPoint and material lists for Rockets to the Rescue and other activities can be found in the NDSGC Google Drive of Educational Resources NASA […]

UND: Pre-service teacher workshop – Oct. 22, 2019

UND: Pre-service teacher workshop – Oct. 22, 2019

The NDSGC conducted a pre-service teacher workshop on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  We conducted three hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Following the classroom activities, we journeyed across UND Aerospace and toured the Human Spaceflight Lab and […]

Minot State University: Pre-service teacher workshop

Minot State University: Pre-service teacher workshop

The NDSGC visited Minot State University and led a pre-service teacher workshop on Friday, October 4, 2019.  We conducted four hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Activities Pocket Solar System Strange New Planet UV Astronaut Rockets to the Rescue Here are some […]

NASA Competition Team Applications now open

NASA Competition Team Applications now open

Call for Proposals for STEM competitions (K-12 and college) Who: all STEM- or NASA-related competition teams Deadline: November 15, 2019   The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is now accepting applications for STEM- or NASA-related student competition teams. This may include, but not […]

Near-Space Balloon Challenge, NASA launch opportunity begins

Near-Space Balloon Challenge, NASA launch opportunity begins

Registration is now open for the ninth annual state-wide Near-Space Balloon Challenge!   About the launch project Once called the Near-Space Balloon Competition, we have transitioned it into a challenge, in order to increase the program’s collaborative and student-led learning goals! We will […]

Space talk

UND, ND Space Grant hosts video chat between girls’ STEM camp and NASA astronaut in space Middle-schoolers from the Grand Forks recently came to UND to receive a call … from space! The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium hosted a live downlink […]