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January 3, 2018

Rediscovering SPACE A TEDxFSCJ Event

Filed under: Education — William Jackson @ 13:30

Rediscovering SPACE A TEDxFSCJ Event

William Jackson, Social Media Team Member

“Rediscovering SPACE” a TEDxFSCJ community event
hosted at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
in Jacksonville, Florida.
William Jackson, M.Ed. and Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche,
Social Media Team broadcasting on Facebook, Twitter
and Instagram.

The knowledgeable panelist speaking about the future
of SPACE travel, evolving careers in STEM, manufacturing
in space and traveling to distant planets and galaxies.
The panelists shared their knowledge, experiences
and passion for the SPACE industry and discovery.
Also discussed that minority children need to be
exposed to careers in STEAM to allow them growth
in careers that will allow educational
progression, exposure to new and developing
technologies and equipping minority children to
have a voice and a place in future decision
making areas where technology is the key to
advancement and success in life.

Taylor Richardson a 7th grade student one of
the awesome panelists dreams of being an
astronaut and is an advocate for literacy for inner
city children, STEAM education in schools and
is active in her community of Jacksonville,

Taylor is an honors student at The Bolles School
and travels nationally speaking to youth, teens
and young adults about career choices in STEAM
and building girls’ confidence to motivate them
to dream big and reach literally for the stars in
space exploration.

Other members of the panel represented
private space industries, NASA scientist, engineers
and astronauts that will be flying into space in
the future. SPACE allowed the audience to learn
about constellations, future missions to deep
space, the importance of the International
Space Station and humanities potential role
in the galaxy and beyond.

There is great passion for the exploration
of SPACE and the experimentation of manu-
facturing in weightless environments that offer
new opportunities to discover and create new
The development of new industries in science,
engineering and the passion for exploration
helps to fuel industry, education and coming
commerce related to SPACE.

The passion for SPACE was seen in the audience
as a video production of the formation of the stars,
the importance of comets and how deep
space research influences life on earth.
The community is encouraged to take opportunities
to visit the MOSH and learn more. How to apply
that knowledge to future careers that broaden
man’s understanding and take advantage of
community events.

The panelists consisted of:
Lead Certification System Engineer for NASA’s
Commercial Crew Program
Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems
at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at
Florida State College at Jacksonville and
the Executive Director Emeritus of the Chabot
Space & Science Center in Oakland, California.
Student at The Bolles School in Jacksonville
and an accomplished science advocate.
She is a student space ambassador for
The Mars Generation.
President and CEO of Silicon Valley-based
Made In Space, Inc., the first manufacturing
company in space.
A NASA Solar System Ambassador and
has hosted several events centered on space
and space exploration.



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