Explore Humans in Space: Hazards to Deep Space Astronauts
Tuesday 12/06/2022
5:00 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.

Astronauts face a lot of new challenges when they travel on deep space missions, and one of those challenges is figuring out a habitat that is adaptable to the environment and self-sustainable to keep astronauts healthy.

In this session we will explore NASA's Artemis Missions to the Moon and Mars and learn about the hazards that make spaceflight dangerous and the effects these hazards can have on the human body and what can be done to mitigate those dangers. Come and join this online professional development session as we explore "Hazards to Deep Space Astronauts" and discover hands-on/minds-on NASA STEM resources for students to really engage them.

Attendees come away with instructional PowerPoints, videos, and links to even more standards aligned resources ready to use in the classroom or at home.


LaTina Taylor is a NASA Education Specialist with NASA EPDC at Texas State University and is deeply committed to providing STEM Education to students and families in urban communities. A native of Chicago, Illinois, LaTina has over 24 years of experience in education with the Chicago Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. During her tenure with CPS LaTina has received several grant awards (i.e. iPads, 3D printers, and LEGO Robotics) for students at the schools she has serviced.

Ms. Taylor has worked in STEM Education in various capacities - as a STEM Technology Specialist, STEM professional developer, and Program Director with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). She has designed and implemented STEM curriculum (K-12), trained families on STEM and innovative technology tools, and provided professional development to teachers on effective research-based STEM integration pedagogy into their curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

LaTina has also been a presenter at numerous science, math, and technology conferences at the local, state, and national levels.