029 - TX-801st Air Force JROTC at Burleson High, Burleson, Texas

Scheduled on 2017-11-13 14:50 UTC (telebridge via W6SRJ)

The Burleson Independent School district educates almost 12,000 students, the majority between the ages of four and nineteen. 67% of the student population is White, 22% is Hispanic, and 6% is African American. The final 5% is a wide mix of ethnicities. 37% of the district’s student population participates in the federal Free/Reduced Lunch program. The predominant native languages are English and Spanish, but 25 other native languages are represented within the student population.

The district’s vision is for every learner to graduate with 21st Century problem solving and reasoning skills so that they are ready to embrace their dynamic future in a global society. The AFJROTC objectives include ensuring every cadet develops: an appreciation of the basic elements and requirements for national security; respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society; patriotism and an understanding of their personal obligation to contribute to national security; habits of orderliness and precision; a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership; a broad-based knowledge of the aerospace age and fundamental aerospace doctrine, basic military skills; a knowledge of and an appreciation for the traditions of the Air Force; and an interest in completing high school and pursuing higher educational goals or skills.

Students First Names & Questions:

1.Debbie (11th): Do any medications you take in space affect the body differently in space than they would on Earth?

2.Hailey (10th): Research shows that spending so much time in space has some damaging effects to the body. Could you please describe how any effects have impacted you?

3.Gavin (6th): If you could safely visit another planet, which would it be and why?

4.Cristina (10th): Being in the International Space Station and having experienced different situations, How has that changed the way you see Earth and space?

5.Braden (9th): What obstacles did you have to overcome when you first arrived to space?

6.Santiago (10th): From your experiences on the ISS, would you live on Mars if possible?

7.Nathan (12th): Would you return to space in the event of colonizing another planet? Why or why not?

8.Blake (11th): What is the impact of losing your sense of smell when in space and how long does it take to come back when you return to Earth?

9.Zachary (12th): Is there anything that can be done from space to minimize the impact of deadly weather events, if so what?

10.Mercedes (10th): I understand that mental exercises are a big part of the candidate selection process to become an astronaut, but is there any way that one can really be prepared for that kind of extended isolation? Were you?

11.Nicholas (11th): Did you ever dream of being an astronaut when you were young? If so, is it what you dreamed it would be?

12.Abby (9th): In regards to space trash, how much will burn up in the atmosphere and how much poses a danger to the planet?

13.Kayla (10th): I know that you use Electrolysis of water to create oxygen in the space shuttle, but what would happen if you ran out of water? Is there a alternate way to create oxygen?

14.Landry (9th): What kinds of tasks has the Robonaut 2 accomplished in its tests on the ISS?

15.Nathaniel (11th): Do you prefer to live in a gravitated environment or do you prefer weightlessness?

16.Jasmin (11th): What do you think is the most advanced modification to the ISS?

17.Noah (11th): What are you hoping to accomplish from 3D printing things in space?

18.Gaige (9th): Can you provide an example of an experiment in space that has made a major contribution to mankind?

19.Karol (9th): Do you think the collaboration on the construction of the ISS from contributing countries affected the relationships between them?