Explore Earth: Commercial Crew Program Updates and Resources for STEM Educators
Tuesday 07/05/2022
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.


NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) has been hard at work ensuring and providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective human and cargo transporation to the International Space Station. With the succesful launch and landing of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, NASA's CCP has taken a major and successful step on the journey to enabling more human spaceflight missions to the International Space Station on American spacecraft from American soil.

Join us as we explore the OFT-2 mission, future missions to the ISS and a wealth of STEM related resources designed get your students engaged in human spaceflight activities.



Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.