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Can’t Go to Mars? NASA’s Holographic Glasses Could Be the Next Best Thing

One small step for Man… One awesome pair of holographic glasses for Mankind.

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During this past Tuesday’s State of The Union address, President Obama oh-so-briefly touched upon an initiative that, if successful, could have a profound impact, not only for Americans, but for humanity as a whole. It’s not a tax plan, or a jobs proposal. The president talked about putting a human being on the surface of Mars.

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On Tuesday NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the home of Mars Rover Curiosity, and Change the Equation hosted a live, interactive webcast focused on connecting students to STEM careers and helping them explore the STEM challenges they face.

The webcast featured actress and singer Keke Palmer as the webcast's "Mission Control Host," Dr. Linda P. Rosen, the CEO of Change the Equation, Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director, of the Mars Rover Curiosity, and students from the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California.

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NASA's Hosting a Webcast to Help Students Find Their Future in STEM

They're partnering up with Change the Equation to set students' STEM imaginations of fire.


NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity caught the nation's attention this year and got a new generation of students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Now on Tuesday, November 20th, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the home of Curiosity, will be the site of a webcast designed to help students connect their passions to STEM careers.

The 35-minute interactive webcast, which is co-hosted by Change the Equation, a national coalition of STEM-focused companies, will showcase STEM careers, turn a spotlight on a variety of STEM professionals, and help students explore the STEM challenges they face. Actress and singer Keke Palmer will serve as the webcast's "Mission Control Host" and Dr. Linda P. Rosen, the CEO of Change the Equation, and Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director, of the Mars Rover Curiosity will also provide updates. Students from the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California will also talk about what they're learning.

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