Learning Forum: International Space Station
November 17, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmLearning Forums are thought-provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a 45-minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.
This week, Arjun Ayyangar presents, "The International Space Station."
The International Space Station is the single most expensive object ever built, costing over $120 billion. Now, it’s coming of age. Learn about the first 21 years of achievements and peek into the future of this engineering marvel as NASA journeys forward into space.
You’ll also learn about the different ISS modules, as well as the benefits of space research for people on Earth.
Hear it all from Arjun Ayyangar, who has been a volunteer NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2018 and is pursuing a master’s degree at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He has interned at both the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Kennedy Space Center.
Ayyangar is also a musician who plays piano, harp, organ, violin, veena (an Indian instrument) and santur (a Persian instrument).
You can post questions about the ISS in the comments section of this video, featuring ISS pictures and Ayyangar’s music. Click here to view the video.
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Theater map below. Seats marked ADA indicate wheelchair accessibility. Blue seats indicate space for foldout chairs, but those with ADA requirements take first priority.