Universe  Planets and Moons  ID: 12985

NASA at Fenway

On May 30th, 2018 NASA descended upon the historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team, to participate in a STEM Day public engagement event.
This collaborative effort was led by members of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with the following participants:
• Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), GSFC
• Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES), JSC
• Orion, JSC
• Chandra X-Ray Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)
• NASA Space Science Education Consortium/Heliophysics, SAO
• CRaTER Instrument, University of New Hampshire
• RIS4E, Stonybrook University

Over 4000 students and teachers from across New England made the trip to see exhibits from the 7 different NASA missions and projects, demonstrations of space science concepts, and presentations from NASA scientists. Noah Petro, the Project Scientist from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission, led this endeavor, and astronaut Sunita Williams was the featured guest speaker. The list of speakers also included Elizabeth Rampe (JSC), Daniel Castro (Chandra X-ray Observatory), Kelly Korreck (SAO), David Draper (JSC), and Kimberly Kowal Arcand (Chandra X-ray Observatory). Molly Wasser (ADNET/GSFC) served as the Event Lead.

After the STEM event, NASA Goddard scientist and professional harpist, Maria Banks, played the National Anthem before the Red Sox game. It was a fun day of science and sports.


David Ladd (USRA): Lead Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Videographer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Editor
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Noah Petro (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Jerome Hruska (Self): Lead Narrator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

* Re-use of Boston Red Sox visuals prohibited without direct permission from the Boston Red Sox.

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