astronaut Sunita Williams talks on May 30, 2018. NASA missions in Boston's Fenway Park.
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On May 30, NASA held a public engagement event for 4,000 students in the home of the Boston Red Sox. Scientists discussed the science of several missions – the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the emerging Orion spacecraft for manned missions to the moon, Mars and other Solar System destinations, just to name a few.
Fenway Park became the command center for a unique NASA mission – a showcase of the wonders of our universe and the many ways in which NASA scientists study it, "spokesman Jerome Hruska said in a NASA video about the event [19659006th] "the hall was converted into a science center with exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations," with discussions on issues of exoplanets meteorites, he said in the video that NASA released earlier this month.
Lead researcher for this endeavor was LRO project scientist Noah Petro and several other scientists from other NASA centers participated But the speaker was someone who has explored space personally. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, commander of expedition 33 to the International space station and the first astronaut that the Boston Marathon in space (which she attended on a treadmill) f
Even after the end of the event, NASA remained a few minutes longer on their box seats. Maria Banks – scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland, and a professional harpist – played the national anthem before the Red Sox game that day. The home team beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays from 6 to 4.
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