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DOC - Microsoft Word. XLS - Microsoft Excel. A Successful Multi-Agency Collaboration The Rhode Island Department of Education funds qualified not-for-profit agencies to implement Adult Education and Workforce Training programs that support the achievement of two statewide outcomes.

All Rhode Island adults have the skills and credentials they need for upward mobility college and career , for engaged citizenship, and for leading strong families and communities. All Rhode Island employers have access to a pool of workers with the skills they need to remain competitive and grow. Integration of adult education and hands-on technical training leading to academic and industry credentials for low-skilled current and former welfare recipients and other unemployed low-skilled adults Integration of pre- and post-release adult education services for the incarcerated.

The RI Resource Hub expands the reach of the workforce, higher education, and adult education systems in Rhode Island. Tooley also worked as part of the EVA Servicing Team, which developed procedures and trained astronauts for the successful SM3B servicing mission in Triana was a Space Shuttle launched earth science mission which was to provide continuous global observation from a libration point L1.

Tooley also directly led the engineering development of the in-house Upper Stage and Space Shuttle Airborne Support Equipment required for the Triana mission.

Reconnection limits the performance of fusion reactors and is the final governor of geospace weather that affects modern technological systems such as telecommunications networks, GPS navigation, and electrical power grids. Four identically instrumented spacecraft measure plasmas, fields, and particles in a near-equatorial orbit that will frequently encounter reconnection in action. Since joining the FAA in , he has provided industry and policy analysis including representing the Department of Transportation in White House-interagency deliberations on the National Space Policy and and the National Space Transportation Policy and Sloan established an FAA strategy for international commercial space transportation outreach including the international promotion and adoption of FAA regulations.

The committee runs technical paper sessions at the annual International Astronautical Congress. Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. He also worked as a space policy analyst for Aries Analytics Inc. Department of Transportation, has licensed over launches since The FAA licenses, regulates, and promotes U. There are 9 licensed spaceports in the U. Although the FAA licenses launch and reentry for public safety, it does not have authority for in-orbit space transportation.

AST staff has grown to 81 people with a budget request to add more in FY With NASA increasingly shifting to commercial launch services for supply of the International Space Station and return and soon for astronaut crew transfer, the visibility of the commercial space transportation industry has increased.

Separately, the FAA is promoting its regulations for international adoption as suborbital companies market their services outside the United States. All of these indicators are a sign of U. This presentation will cover an introduction to FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation and policy issues faced by the office and commercial industry including gaps in regulatory authority.

The presentation will also include the competitive position of the U. March 30, InSight: A Discovery Mission to Mars Dr. His research focuses on the geological history of the planet Mars and geophysical investigations of the interiors of terrestrial planets using analyses of gravity, magnetic, topographic and seismic data.

In addition, he served as the Project Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rovers for six years, helped develop a broad-band MEMS seismometer, and has been working for the past 25 years to send seismometers to other planets, particularly Mars. He holds a B. He has served on many NASA and National Academy of Sciences advisory panels on planetary and space science and has published over 60 journal articles, reports and book chapters.

Banerdt is currently the Principal Investigator of the InSight Discovery mission, a Mars geophysical lander that will launch in March of and spend an entire Mars year measuring seismic activity, heat flow and planetary rotation. It will land six months later in Elysium Planitia to begin a two-year primary mission. It reuses much of the design from the previous Phoenix mission to control cost and risk, two things that are critical for the selection and success of a cost-capped Discovery mission.

Unlike previous missions to Mars, which have focused on surface features and chemistry, InSight aims to explore the interior of the planet down to its very core. The planet Mars is a keystone in our quest for understanding the early processes of terrestrial planet formation and evolution. Unlike the Earth, its overall structure appears to be relatively unchanged since a few hundred million years after formation.

Unlike the Moon, it is large enough that the pressure-temperature conditions within the planet span an appreciable fraction of the terrestrial planet range. Thus the large-scale chemical and structural evidence within Mars should tell us a great deal about the processes of planetary differentiation and thermal evolution. InSight will pursue its fundamental science goals by performing the first comprehensive surface-based geophysical measurements on Mars, using seismology, precision tracking, and heat flow measurements.

The limitation to a single location provides challenges to traditional seismology, which can be overcome with the application of single-station techniques that have been developed for terrestrial observations.

A Discovery Mission to Mars. Kevin McGouldrick attended The Pennsylvania State University as an undergrad, where he hoped to be able to discern which of his two scientific loves he should pursue as a career, astronomy or meteorology.

Instead, while there, he was introduced to Dr. Jim Kasting, who showed him that he could do both by pursuing studies in the field of planetary atmospheres. Brian Toon, defending his thesis on the interactions between the microphysics and the radiative transfer in the middle and lower clouds of Venus in More recently, he has been working on an as yet incomplete project to reanalyze Pioneer Venus UVS data to improve the estimates of SO2 in the Venus atmosphere from that era, and to compare it to more current observations from Venus Express.

The two defining characteristics of the planet Venus are its atmospheric super-rotation and the planet-enshrouding cloud layers. But for its massive greenhouse effect, the planet Venus would be even cooler than Earth, despite being located closer to the Sun. The clouds play a pivotal role here, too, as they are the fourth largest contributor to this greenhouse effect, following CO2, H2O, and SO2.

Thus, a large fraction of the incident solar flux and a significant fraction of the upwelling infrared flux are absorbed by the Venusian cloud layers. This energy deposition possibly plays a significant role in sustaining the global super-rotation of Venus in which the entire atmosphere circles the planet with periods of as little as four days at the cloud tops.

However, these clouds are also highly variable, especially when viewed at ultraviolet and near infrared wavelengths.

The Clouds of Venus in a Global Context. Nicolle Zellner is an associate professor of physics at Albion College in Albion, MI, where she teaches introductory and advanced astronomy and physics courses. She studies lunar impact glasses to interpret the bombardment history of the Moon and Earth , and a second project focuses on understanding how the chemistry of simple molecules is affected by impacts.

She spent two months there, and she and the team collected over meteorites! Her undergraduate degree, with majors in Physics and Astronomy and a certification in Environmental Studies, is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Moon continues to provide scientific answers — and pose new questions — over 40 years after the last Apollo mission. Understanding the ages of impact glasses, along with their compositions, allows us to begin to piece together information about the rate of impact events in the inner Solar System and their effects on Earth.

Important questions that can be answered include determining the form of the large-impact distribution with respect to time e. A New low cost paradigm for Mars science missions Mr. David is a research and development mechanical engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center working on Mars exploration technologies for spacecraft sample handling equipment, subsurface drilling and life search instruments. During the last years, he has involvement in three major projects.

The first is the concept development of a Mars sample return mission using the SpaceX Dragon capsule, in the areas of sample retrieval and handling, structural design, the Earth return vehicle design, and the in-situ resource utilization concept design version. During this Colloquium talk the feasibility of reducing mission cost by adopting the emerging commercial capabilities, in particular the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launcher that can deliver an un-manned Dragon crew capsule to Mars will be presented.

Mars Exploration and Sample Return using Dragon: A New low cost paradigm for Mars science missions. April 30, Remote Sensing and Locusts: The 21st Century Science vs. The Biblical Enemy of Agriculturists Dr. One of the main areas of his outreach activities in this domain is educating people in the West on best ways to control rangeland grasshoppers and other pests. Remote Sensing and Locusts: The Biblical Enemy of Agriculturists. In this capacity, he is responsible for top level strategic planning of KSC investments in research and technology areas of the NASA Technology Area roadmaps and coordinating those efforts across multiple projects and organizations.

He served as visiting faculty for ISU in and in , he was named as an adjunct professor for the International Space University. Tracy has nearly 20 years of Shuttle and ISS payload processing experience. Prior to his involvement with the Research and Technology Management Office, Tracy was also involved on the Constellation program supporting the Orion, Ground Operations, Altair, and Lunar Surface Systems projects, developing initial requirements and planning concepts of operations.

He was responsible for leading members of a multi-center team, designing and building a habitat system to support analog testing of advanced habitation systems. In this capacity, he led the systems integration effort, defining how sub-systems would be installed and configured and how they worked together to satisfy the requirements of the habitat prototype.

She continues to carry out research and serve on advisory committees in both space and disaster-related areas. Much of her research has focused on the influence of personality and cultural factors on individual and group functioning. She has conducted extensive space analog research on personality, behavioral functioning, and team processes of different polar expedition groups, studying teams composed of single gender, mixed gender, and cross-national members as an analog for space missions, and continues research in this area.

Over a 13 year period, she was co-PI on NASA-funded research on the development and testing of cooling garments for space purposes, with a particular focus on the subjective perception of comfort and thermal status. Leon collaborated with Russian and Belarus colleagues investigating the psychological status and health attitudes and concerns in a population affected by the Chernobyl disaster; the psychological status of Chernobyl power plant workers; the translation and standardization of the Russian language version of the MMPI-2 and other personality measures.

The psychological criteria used to select international crews for lunar and Mars exploration missions has been a subject of considerable discussion; strategies for maintaining optimal functioning during the mission also present considerable challenges.

A change in emphasis in the initial astronaut applicant screening process is needed, from ruling out psychopathology to identifying adaptive personality traits to enhance individual and group performance over an extended period of time. During the mission, psychological dysfunction and crew conflicts among highly diverse mixed gender and cultural crews need to be anticipated and dealt with. Studies of polar expedition teams as an analog of planetary exploration can inform about adaptive personality traits and decision-making processes in extreme environments.

Findings from a longitudinal study of the Danish Sirius Patrol teams operating in Greenland indicated the importance of systematic interpersonal communication training prior to the start of a long-duration mission. In addition, considering the 2. Ray has worked on bioregenerative life support research and development since University of Wisconsin and then KSC from to the present. In particular, his work focused on lighting and CO2 concentration effects on plant growth and development, and the use of hydroponic techniques for production systems.

Ray is the author or co-author of over scientific papers and has presented over 60 invited talks since Space travel to Mars, even for early fly-by missions, will require meeting all the life support needs of the human crew.

This includes oxygen, food, and clean water. Bioregenerative life support approaches for space, such as using plants to generate oxygen and food have been discussed f or many years, and become increasingly cost-effective for longer duration missions. The plants could provide a constant source of high value, perishable fruits and vegetables to improve the nutrition and acceptability of the diet. These plants might be grown in growth chambers that could range from 0. Alternatively, direct solar light might be concentrated and delivered to the inside of the vehicle to sustain plant growth.

Various challenges and concepts for growing plants on a Mars fly by missions will be presented. His current research interests include study for hybrid bio-regenerative life support approaches in long-duration autonomous space missions and role of Human Factor as a major control element for such systems functional stability.

He joined Space Studies in He earned his Ph. Prolonged stays in space environments expose human subjects to multiple stressors with different effects and consequences for human physiology and psychological conditions. Inspiration Mars private initiative currently is proposing to send a two-person crew on a round trip flyby mission to Mars in Adding a human component to a Mars flyby exploratory by nature mission offers unique opportunities for exposure astronauts to the deep space environments.

At the same time physiological limitations for human subjects and life support technology as well as human factors science aspects of such a mission are not clear yet. His current research focuses on human health effects of space flight and the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Jon has investigated the toxicity, reactivity, and abrasiveness of Apollo lunar dust specimens, and developed novel brick-like regolith biocomposite technologies made from lunar dust simulants.

Jon has also developed and tested life science hardware and experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. He has performed experiment operations aboard the NASA C9B parabolic aircraft, been a test subject in hypergravity experiments aboard the centrifuge facilities at NASA Ames, and has conducted field astrobiology research in desert and polar regions.

Jon is a alumnus of the Space Studies M. Future long duration human exploration of the Moon and Mars will expose astronauts to the deleterious effects of spaceflight.

Although artificial gravity has been proposed as a human health countermeasure for reduced-gravity environments, it is unclear what g level, duration, and frequency ofexposures is optimal for successful application of artificial gravity in space. This presentation highlighted results from recent human experiments aboard centrifuges at NASA Ames that investigated subject familiarization to centrifugation, as well as the effect that artificial gravity has on the cardiovascular system.

Experiences of being an artificial gravity test subject were also shared. Mike's research focuses on the study of asteroids in order to better understand the formation and early evolution of the Solar System. Spacecraft flybys of planets have initiated virtually every planetary exploration project, from the first lunar flyby by the USSR's Luna 1 in January and Luna 3 in October which imaged the moon's farside for the first time through the upcoming July 14, flyby of the Pluto system by the New Horizons spacecraft.

Inspiration Mars has proposed sending a two-person crew on a round trip flyby mission to Mars. Adding a human component to a Mars flyby mission offers unique opportunities and limitations the science aspects of such a mission.

This talk will focus on an assessment of the Mars-related science that could be incorporated into the proposed mission. Mars Science during a Human Flyby Mission. April 15, Lunar Dust: His current research focuses on human health risks associated with space exploration, and the search for life on Mars.

Jon has investigated the toxicity of Lunar Dust, and developed and tested life science hardware and experiments for Space Shuttle missions and the International Space Station. The fine-grained nature of the lunar surface is both a concern and an opportunity for future lunar surface operations. Our research on lunar dust has focused on the biological concerns that relate to astronaut exposure to lunar dust, as well as the development of regolith biocomposite technology.

This presentation will highlight results from recent experimental investigations that have characterized lunar dust skin abrasivity, chemical reactivity, and pulmonary toxicity, and will feature examples of concrete-like materials made of lunar dust simulants. Sykes is CEO and Director of the Planetary Science Institute, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the exploration of the solar system for more than 40 years. Mark began his science career as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, studying photometric and polarimetric lightcurves of eclipsing stellar binaries - particularly the first black-hole system, Cygnus X As a graduate student at the University of Oregon, he discovered cometary dust trails using data from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite and engaged in ground-based studies of asteroids in the thermal infrared.

Sykes chairs the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group, which provides science input for the planning and prioritization of the exploration of asteroids and comets. Near-Earth objects are viewed primarily as hazards. One is noted for killing the dinosaurs. This February, another much smaller object exploded over the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk in Russia, injuring more than people. Recognizing the potential damage from another Siberian airburst over Tunguska in , Congress modified their mandate in to include objects down to meters in diameter.

However, asteroids represent more than just threats, they represent the potential to expand human presence and economy beyond Earth. A non-profit company says it will raise hundreds of millions in donations to survey NEOs to reduce the hazard threat.

Private companies have started up with the goal of mining asteroids and turning a profit. Is this the Dawn of a new space age? Or business as usual? Adjunct Faculty, Webster University. In , she decided to pursue a long term goal of pursuing a Ph. This research relied on a critical analysis of space law and policy to elucidate newly emerging trends.

In , while still a graduate student, Weeks began teaching courses and attending and presenting at space conferences. Weeks has presented and published a variety of papers before the international space community via the International Astronautical Federation Congresses, and was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in She speaks on topics related to space law and newly emerging trends for outer space development to space organizations, K groups, university clubs and organizations, companies, and creates space themed courses for social and behavioral sciences students.

Weeks will discuss recent U. February 11, Space Resources Utilization: Living off the Land Dr. He is also the president of The Space Resources Roundtable, an organization focused on bringing the space exploration community, the financial sector, and the mining and minerals industries to discuss issues related to lunar, asteroidal, and planetary resources. Just as our ancestors for centuries relied on the use of local resources to explore every corner of our planet, so the utilization of space resources will enable the affordable establishment of extraterrestrial exploration and operations by minimizing the materials carried from Earth.

The search and use of resources to produce materials, propellants, energy, and basic consumables for life support on the Moon, asteroids, and other planets may very well become one of the main drivers for continuing our exploration of space.

Living off the Land. Asteroid was named Gaffey in recognition of his contribution to the field. The spacecraft was launched in September and went into orbit around the large main belt asteroid 4 Vesta in July , staying in orbit until September , before departing for a rendezvous with asteroid 1 Ceres in mid During the more than a year in orbit, the DAWN spacecraft imaged the surface at high resolution and in many colors to map surface units.

Additionally visible and near-infra spectra were obtained of nearly the entire surface to assess surface mineralogy, and gamma ray spectra were obtained to map elemental composition of the surface.

Although Vesta had been the most intensely investigated asteroid prior to the DAWN mission, many surprises awaited the science team once data began to be returned. One major goal of the mission was to test this asteroid as the parent body of the most common type of igneous meteorites, the HEDs. Confirming such a link would allow the detailed chemical and chronological data from the HED to be used to outline the geologic history of this largest igneous body in the asteroid belt.

Moscow State University, Is international cooperation essential for the humankind movement into the Universe? What may be the goals of space exploration as seen by contemporary science fiction writers today, in the beginning of the 21st century? These questions will be approached from the perspective of comparative culture research on the basis of Russian and American new trends in literature and film.

Models of Space Future in Science Fiction of April 30, National Security Space Strategy: A Path to Success in a Changed Environment. Chief of Staff of the Air Force. He is responsible for providing policy advice and support to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense leaders by formulating, recommending, integrating, and implementing policies and strategies to improve United States space capabilities.

His career has included numerous satellite operations and staff positions in Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office. The Colonel commanded a space operations squadron of over military, civilian, and industry personnel. Space capabilities provide the United States and our allies unprecedented advantages in national decision-making, military operations, homeland security, economic strength, and scientific discovery.

Space systems provide unfettered global access, enable rapid response to global challenges, and are vital to monitoring strategic and military developments. Space systems allow people and governments around the world to see with clarity, communicate with certainty, navigate with accuracy, and operate with assurance. An evolving strategic environment increasingly challenges U. Space, a domain that no nation owns but on which all rely, is becoming increasingly congested, contested, and competitive.

This presentation will discuss the National Security Space Strategy and the path it charts for success in this changing environment. The speaker will address how the strategy maintains and enhances the advantages derived from space through the following approaches:. National Security Space Strategy: Experience - Electro-optical sensor manufacturing and operations, system engineering, sensor calibration, quality assurance, and project management.

He is responsible for cost, benefit, and performance analysis for all things NextGen.. Post has 30 years of experience in aerospace, defense, and civil aviation. Post is an instrument-rated pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration and its partners in the aviation industry are engaged in an unprecedented effort to modernize air transportation. The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, will replace outmoded terrestrial navigation and surveillance systems, and analog voice communications, with modern, space-based digital technologies, thereby increasing operating efficiencies, enhancing safety, and improving environmental performance.

After graduating with his B. As an example, at the daily level, team members deliberate such things as missed satellite contacts for POES and product impacts due to maneuvers for GOES, while at the long-term level, the changes in requirements that compel technological advances for the GOES and POES programs are considered. February 24, Space Habitats: From the time he saw his first satellite at age five — Explorer 3 in July -- Marc grew up believing that the Space Program was the story of his life.

Marc studied Architecture, developing notions for habitats, bases, settlements, and colonies off the Earth. Starting out as a facility architect at NASA Ames, Marc designed projects for wind tunnels, life science labs, and aircraft support buildings. There, he developed the triangular-tetrahedral space station concept, the nodes and cupola US Patent 4, , , of which went into the Space Station Freedom and later the ISS configuration.

Marc facilitated the Human Exploration Demonstration Project: This experience gave him a deep insight into the working of the NASA institution and its internal relations. Presently, Marc is starting a business, Astrotecture, for the professional practice of Space Architecture. This presentation offers a common frame of reference for understanding full scale mockups and simulators for human spacecraft.

Mockups and Simulators have a range of objectives and purposes, including: These purposes are not mutually exclusive, but can co-exist or overlap in the same mockup or simulator. After the successful completion of the mission, Dr.

The ST-5 mission consisted of three micro-sat satellites integrated into a single suite. The ICESat-2 mission will provide multi-year elevation data needed to determine ice sheet mass balance.

It will also provide topography and vegetation data around the globe, in addition to the polar-specific coverage over the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. ATLAS is a laser altimeter, utilizing a measurement technique known as photon counting, which is designed to measure ice-sheet topography and associated temporal changes. This presentation will focus on the role of ICESat-2 mission as we monitor the changes in the global cryosphere and the generation and subsequent distribution of data products to the user community.

An overview of the mission will also be presented. He has more than 25 years of engineering and functional and program management experience in aerospace domain. Satellite Communications for Development in the Arctic Dr. Hudson has planned and evaluated communication projects in Alaska, northern Canada, and more than 50 developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the South Pacific.

She has consulted for the private sector, government agencies, consumer and indigenous organizations, and international organizations. She has written many articles and several books, and has presented numerous conference papers and as well as expert testimony on communications policy issues such as universal service and access, incentives for investing in information infrastructure, restructuring of the telecommunications sector, and telecommunications planning for socio-economic development.

She has been a member of Advisory Committees of the U. This presentation will examine the role of satellites in linking isolated communities in the Arctic, particularly in Alaska, with examples also from Northern Canada and Greenland. It will include a review of telemedicine, distance education, e-commerce, e-government, and indigenous cultural applications. Also covered will be current projects in Alaska funded by Stimulus grants from the U.

Department of Commerce and the Rural Utilities Service. Green is a high source, pale green is a medium source, and white is a poor source for calcium, fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Our body monitors how much energy we eat, not how much weight we eat. We only have about calories in the bank to spend every day; so, to maximize our nutrient purchase, we want to eat the most nutrient-dense foods.

So, I just changed this from nutrients per weight to nutrients per calories. The foods are just listed here in alphabetical order. To look for trends, we can now rank them based on these scores from best to worst. So, this chart actually extends far off to the right, hundreds of additional bright green columns capturing all the phytonutrients found in whole plant foods, but largely missing from processed and animal derived foods.

There would just be hundreds more white columns here in the middle with the few green tiles way off at the end. And, the lack of disease-preventing compounds may be compounded by the presence of disease-promoting compounds.

And, the more plant-based we get, apparently, the better. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. Please consider volunteering to help out on the site. You may republish this material online or in print under our Creative Commons licence. You must attribute the article to NutritionFacts.

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