Explore Moon to Mars: Human Factors - Our Skeleton
Thursday 07/09/2020
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Students, Parents & Educators in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Without the protective environment of planet Earth, our bodies experience various negative health consequences during short- and long-term spaceflight. As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man back to the Moon (and eventually crews to Mars), it is imperative that effective countermeasures be identified to maintain astronauts' health and well-being. In this first installment, we'll take an in-depth look at the SpaceLab and ISS experiments (including the NASA Twins Study) that focus on bone physiology and interventions that could protect our skeletons while in space. Relevant instructional resources included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.