Broadcast information
TV Station Registration
School Teacher Registration
Order Tapes
The Red Planet
Follow the Water
Life?
History of Mars Exploration
Oral History
Biographies
Interviews
The M-Team
Watch The Videos
Hands on Activities
Online Interaction
Marsquest-Destination Mars
Local Events
Spanish Resources
New and Now
Around the WWW
On This Site


TMwM is made possible in
part by





Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the developer, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE, and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.

To MARS with MER - GET INVOLVED! ON-AIR

During the broadcast, and for one hour thereafter, students, teachers, parents, informal science educators and youth group leaders will have the opportunity to submit questions in real time to researchers studying Mars and receive back individual answers via e-mail, again in real time.

Daytime Broadcasts

ON-AIR FAQ from COUNTDOWN TO MARS
aired Thursday, May 1, 2003

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Steve Squyres, Don Banfield, Diane Bollen, and Pam Smith at Cornell University, Steve Collins, Jose Guzman, David E. Herman, Ramiro Perez, Mark Maimone, Mark Powell and Randy Lindemann at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Steve Ruff, Laura Mehall, Trevor Graff, Amy Knudson, Tim Glotch, and Alice Baldridge at the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facility for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

ON-AIR FAQ from FIRST LOOK
aired Saturday, January 17, 2004

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Steve Collins, Attitude Control, Rob Landis, Systems Engineer, Eddie Tunstel, Senior Robotics Engineer, Terry Wysocky, System Engineer Senior, Todd Barber, Propulsion Engineer, Paulo Souza, PDL Mossbauer, Mike Pauken, Thermal Engineer, Sheri Klug, Mars Space Flight Facility, Arizona State University, Janice Bishop, SETI Institute P.I., NASA Ames Research Center, Diane Bollen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cornell University for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

ON-AIR FAQ from NEW VIEWS
aired Saturday, May 1, 2004

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Mark Adler, Morten Bo Madsen, Virginia Ford, Todd Barber and Eric Rice from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Patrick Whelley, Amy Knudson, Steve Ruff, and Laura Mehall from Arizona State University; Jascha Sohl-Dickstein from Cornell University; and Shih-Han Chen, Maciej Hermanowicz, and Courtney Dressing from the JPL Student Astronauts for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

How to use ON-AIR
When the ON-AIR function is activated, usually one or two days before the live broadcast, this is what you do.

Click on this link, which will take you to a webpage. From the drop down menu, select the topic that best fits the topic of your question. For "To MARS with MER" that might be "Water on Mars", or "The Mars Exploration Rovers", or "Careers in space science."

In the blank message box, type in what you want to know.

Add your name - first name only - since the people answering your question like to address your answer directly to you. Before you do this check your school policy to see if it requires students to only use initials, first names only, or no name at all.

Be sure to enter your e-mail address, otherwise there's no way you're going to get an answer. Or, if you're submitting the question from school and do not have an individual e-mail address, enter your TEACHER's e-mail address. Be sure to ask him/her in advance.

Click on SEND/SUBMIT and sit back and wait for your individual answer, right back from one of the researchers and/or engineers working on the Mars Exploration Rovers mission!

Visit our "TIPS FOR WHAT MAKES FOR A 'GOOD' QUESTION" for some suggestions about practical and productive ways to use ON-AIR with your students. Also check out the comments from teachers who have used ON-AIR with their students and how to make the process work out well, as well as testimonials as to the educational efficacy of this opportunity for direct, real-time interaction with some of the nation's leading solar researchers.

Before submitting your questions we request that you check out the ON-AIR archives to see if your question has already been asked and answered.

ON-AIR archives from past sessions:

COUNTDOWN TO MARS FAQ
Thursday, May 1, 2003

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Steve Squyres, Don Banfield, Diane Bollen, and Pam Smith at Cornell University, Steve Collins, Jose Guzman, David E. Herman, Ramiro Perez, Mark Maimone, Mark Powell and Randy Lindemann at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Steve Ruff, Laura Mehall, Trevor Graff, Amy Knudson, Tim Glotch, and Alice Baldridge at the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facility for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

FIRST LOOK FAQ
Saturday, January 17, 2004

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Steve Collins, Attitude Control, Rob Landis, Systems Engineer, Eddie Tunstel, Senior Robotics Engineer, Terry Wysocky, System Engineer Senior, Todd Barber, Propulsion Engineer, Paulo Souza, PDL Mossbauer, Mike Pauken, Thermal Engineer, Sheri Klug, Mars Space Flight Facility, Arizona State University, Janice Bishop, SETI Institute P.I., NASA Ames Research Center, Diane Bollen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cornell University for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

NEW VIEWS ON-AIR FAQ
Saturday, May 1, 2004

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Mark Adler, Morten Bo Madsen, Virginia Ford, Todd Barber and Eric Rice from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Patrick Whelley, Amy Knudson, Steve Ruff, and Laura Mehall from Arizona State University; Jascha Sohl-Dickstein from Cornell University; and Shih-Han Chen, Maciej Hermanowicz, and Courtney Dressing from the JPL Student Astronauts for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

LIVE FROM MARS 2001 FAQ
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to Larry Bryant, Mary Beth Murrill, Erik Pounders, Marla Thornton and Christine Johnson at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Laura Aben, Trevor Graff, Scott Nowicki, Keith Watt, Tim Glotch, Dr. James W. Rice, Jr. and Sheri Klug at the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facility for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.

LIVE FROM MARS 2002 FAQ
Tuesday, March 19, 2002

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to David Spencer, Robert A. Mase, Peter Poon, Michael Gayle, Larry Bryant, Daniel.F.Finnerty, Erik Pounders, and Christine Johnson at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Laura Mehall, Scott Nowicki, Tim Glotch, Kelly Bender, Amy Knudson, Dr. James W. Rice, Jr., Deanne Rogers, and Sheri Klug at the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facility, Joshua L. Bandfield from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Paul Delaune, Fadi M. Riman, Jeff Bahr and Robert Dunn from NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center, and Chris Shinohara, Chuck Fellows, Heather Enos from the Department of Planetary Sciences and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service.