Encyclopedia of Bioastronautics

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K-12 Education Opportunities

  • Gregory L. VogtEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10152-1_35-1

Definition

K-12 education programs – Selected NASA and international education programs (curriculum materials and events) suitable for kindergarten students through precollege students in the 12th grade

Introduction

Within the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (unamended), that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is a mandate that states “The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind” (NASA 1958).

It was a powerful mandate that led humans to the Moon, sent robot explorers to the far reaches of the solar system, established a permanent presence in Earth orbit, and impacted virtually all aspects of human life on Earth.

Benefitting all mankind took on many meanings to the early agency including:
  • Expansion of human knowledge of the phenomenon in the atmosphere and space

  • Development of new space vehicles capable of carrying instruments and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Allied Health SciencesBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marlene Y. MacLeish
    • 1
  1. 1.National Space Biomedical Research InstituteMorehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA