Thank you for visiting LSP's Education & Outreach Office website. Through public outreach, educational support and our social media, the LSP Education & Outreach office is working to inspire a new generation of explorers. Along with sending educational materials, LSP Educational Outreach also attends events and makes frequent visits to schools encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines will ensure that NASA continues to lead the world in aerospace exploration.
Professional educators, please contact us regarding services and opportunities.
Please enjoy our latest educational and multimedia resources on future, current, and past missions
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface.
If you would like educational Parker Solar Probe outreach items for your classroom, please send us an e-mail.
The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, will measure the height of a changing Earth – one laser pulse at a time, 10,000 laser pulses a second. Slated for launch in 2018, ICESat-2 will carry a laser altimeter that detects individual photons, allowing scientists to measure the elevation of ice sheets, sea ice, forests and more in unprecedented detail.
Our planet's frozen and icy areas, called the cryosphere, are a key focus of NASA's Earth science research. ICESat-2 will help scientists investigate why, and how much, our cryosphere is changing in a warming climate. The satellite will also measure heights across Earth's temperate and tropical regions, and take stock of the vegetation in forests worldwide.
If you would like educational ICESat-2 outreach items for your classroom, please send us an e-mail.