Public Library Activity Series

This activity series for public libraries is being designed in collaboration with Charlotte Mecklenberg Library as part of the Public Library Innovation Exchange program from the MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative. The goal is to develop a learning program that any public library can run in order to introduce their patrons to the possibilities of space exploration technologies.

Below you’ll find the activity series in draft form — this is a work in progress! — check back soon for more updates as we launch a pilot of this program in Spring 2019.

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Module 1: Why Space?

In this first section, we look into what space and satellites are already being used for today

Module 2: The Space Environments

We learn information about the different space environments and what possible effects they might have on our satellites.

Module 3: Mission Design

Types of Missions
Planning Sheet
NASA Strategic Goals