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New Millennium Program   |   Space Technology 7

  Space Technology 7

Space Technology 7 (ST7) will "ride the gravitational waves" to investigate the nature of gravity and explore further understanding of fundamental forces in space. The expected significant results from the ST7's Disturbance Reduction System (DRS) experiments will be demonstrated in teaching materials made available to partnering teacher advisors and other professionals.

Additionally, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Navigator program are developing educational activities in cooperation with the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) program. TPF engages underserved communities in cities and small towns across the United States. In partnership with TPF, ST7 will develop and distribute materials about the DRS technology, which will be used in the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) space science mission in its investigation of gravitational waves. The LISA program will also partner with ST7 in producing teaching materials on gravitational waves and the Big Bang theory.

Space Place Animation

Currently, the New Millennium Program's education and public outreach website, The Space Place, hosts a feature article on LISA that was published in the children's page of seven English and seven Spanish-language newspapers, including the Los Angeles times and La Opinión. You can view a chart, in both English and in Spanish, with the mastheads of various newspapers that carried the article. An article on gravitational waves and LISA was published in The Technology Teacher and is available on The Space Place website. Additionally, LISA and black holes was the topic of a news article, called "Feeling the Ripples" (a downloadable PDF), created for and published in over 100 astronomy club newsletters (see a map of astro clubs that published this article). Other ST7 technology/LISA related articles and activities available on The Space Place are:


Discoveries from ST7's DRS validation will be used to create teaching materials and illustrations. Scientists and technologists on the ST7 project will work with partnering teachers, curriculum developers, and museums to create and distribute learning materials.


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