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Dr. Liz Warren

The International Space Station: Humanity's Great Learning Outpost


The International Space Station (ISS) orbits some 250 miles above Earth's atmosphere, and for more than 20 years has continuously been inhabited by astronauts. It's arguably humankind's greatest technical achievement - but what actually happens up there, and why?

Join Dr. Liz Warren from the ISS U.S. National Laboratory to learn about "what's up" on the orbiting laboratory, and how one of the main drivers of the station is to develop programs and opportunities that engage and excite the next generation of researchers and explorers!

Grades 6-12

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Dr. Liz Warren Senior Program Director, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

Liz Warren, Ph.D. is a Senior Program Director for Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) where she works to solicit, select, develop, and enable spaceflight projects for the International Space Station U.S. National Lab.

Prior to her time with the ISS National Lab, Dr. Warren worked within NASA's ISS Program Research Office, where she was responsible for communicating the results of research and development aboard the space station to the general public, and science communities. Given her robust ties to science on station, Dr. Warren is one of the more knowledgeable people people in the world to discuss the benefits and opportunities available aboard the ISS!

Resources mentioned in video:

ISS Stem Home Page

Space Toilet

Bees in Space - see students who sent bees to space

Slime in Space - virtual field trip with Nickelodeon

Genes In Space

Butterflies in Space

Lesson plans from ISS

ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Storytime from Space - Willow the Water Bear

Stem Resources from NASA's Launch America

Studying tissue chips in space

Twin study - how does living in space affect the human body?

Educators can join the our Space Station Explorers Ambassador program

Vomit Comet

Sleeping in Space

Washing Your Hair in Space


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