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DLN Webcast: Inflatable Heat Shields for Safe Reentry to Earth from Space PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Ruberg   
Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00
NASA Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment
When: December 7, 2012: 1 -2 p.m. EDT
Where:For interactive participation in this webinar. View live video USTREAM in window below.
Who: K-12 Teachers and Students
irve3708117main walterbruce-226Senior Thermal Engineer at NASA, Walter Bruce, will answer student questions about the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment, or IRVE-3, which NASA is using to study an inflatable heat shield that, in theory, will allow equipment to survive re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. 

Get ready for the NASA Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment webinar by:
Connecting with NASA Digital Learning Network,
Reading  about Walter Bruce, Senior Thermal Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center (shown at left)
Exploring the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), one image of which is shown at right.
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Rudo Kashiri, NASA Explorer Schools Education Specialist
,(photo at left) will be facilitating this live video event.

Image Credit for all images displayed: NASA

View the USTREAM video and use the chat area below to participate in this live event.

Become a member of the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Project: NES invests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educators to inspire and NES WebinarOnDLN7dec12engage future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 access to NASA’s people, missions, research and facilities. We have assembled a comprehensive set of NASA’s free classroom materials to help you teach dozens of STEM concepts. To access the Virtual Campus, register to become a NASA Explorer School participant.

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Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 09:48