On February 28th, Stanford University will be hosting Destination Station—a national awareness campaign and traveling exhibit by NASA and the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to promote opportunities for research on the ISS and to educate communities about activities and life onboard the orbiting laboratory. At the event, you will hear from representatives from the NASA ISS Program Science Office and ISS National Lab as well as NASA astronaut Col. Nick Hague (U.S. Air Force). In addition, you will have the opportunity to brainstorm new research projects to expand commercial use of the ISS for scientific and technological innovation. This is a great opportunity to learn about what is happening in space-based research and to network with your fellow peers (and potential future collaborators!).
When: Friday, February 28
Where: Atrium of Stanford d.school | 416 Escondido Mall #550
Time: Morning Session 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Afternoon Session 1-4 p.m.
The morning session will include presentations
from NASA astronaut Col. Nick Hague, representatives from NASA’s Program Science office, and ISS National Lab Commercial Innovation Program Manager Dr. Miki Sode, followed by a Q&A.
The NASA “Driven to Explore” (DTE) mobile exhibit will also be available during this time, parked right outside the d.school atrium. The DTE mobile exhibit is a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA and specifically the ISS. In addition to learning about research in space, the DTE offers activities that include touching a Moon rock, interacting with a mock astronaut helmet and glove, and taking a photo in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit. Friends and family are encouraged to visit this exhibit!
The afternoon session will consist of brainstorming meetings, where you will be engaged to develop your own project concepts for space-based research.
Registration for this event is required. You’re welcome to register for either (or both) sessions at: www.cvent.com/d/hhqb8c
This event is co-hosted by Stanford University Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the Stanford d.school.