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011 - Fleet Science Center, BE WISE Program, San Diego, CA, USA

Scheduled on October 14, 2017 18:26:17 UTC 33 deg

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome (OMNIMAX) theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today. The Fleet is home to many programs that engage girls in science, one of them is BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering). BE WiSE BE WiSE engages young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions. BE WiSE goals are to: stimulate young women's interest in STEM through interactions with professionals, increase participants' opportunities and knowledge of STEM fields of study, develop a community of young women (grades 7–12) engaged in science learning through out-of-school activities, and sustain interest and involvement through alumnae and ongoing participation for women in science at all levels. BE WiSE selects girls from all across San Diego County and has sustained contact with over five hundred girls over the past 14 years.

Students First Names & Questions:

1. Madeline (12): How does being on board the ISS for long periods of time affect your overall health?

2. Cipriana (10): When deciding to be an astronaut, did you have any doubts? If so, how did you overcome them?

3. Maryam (9): What is the most interesting experiment you are doing on the ISS right now?

4. Olivia (9): Have you ever dealt with malfunctions on board the ISS? If so, how did you solve it?

5. Neusha (10): What do you like most about the ISS?

6. Leila (9): Is it hard to sleep? What do you dream about?

7. Jessica (9): If you get sick on the ISS how do you receive treatment?

8. Heidi (9): What does weightlessness feel like?

9. Mallory (9): What is a typical day like for you?

10. Caroline (10): Do you miss “real” food? What kinds of food do you like on the ISS?

11. Annika (9): Do you get heartburn/acid reflux? How do you deal with that?

12. India (9): What is the most interesting thing you have seen aboard the ISS?

13. Bianca (12): How much does microgravity affect the experiments that you conduct on the ISS?

14. Yogitha (10): What does the orbital sunrise look like?

15. Jacqueline (11): What kind of medical testing do you go through before/after being in space?

16. Greta (10): Are they currently working on lighter, more flexible space suits?

17. McKenna (9): Do scientists from different countries collaborate on projects?  If so, what kind?

18. Grace (10): How much time do you spend practicing in zero gravity before going into space?

19. Rory (10): How do you think private space travel will affect the ISS?