Museum Alliance Webcast — The Spaceport of the Future: NASA’s Journey to Mars Begins Here

Imagine a spaceport of the future, where a variety of space vehicles are preparing for launch or departing Earth on missions to expand humanity’s reach into space. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Ground Systems Development and Operations program is propelling this vision forward. The GSDO team is leading the center’s transformation from a historically government-only launch complex to a spaceport bustling with activity involving government and commercial vehicles alike.

NASA’s Digital Learning Network and the GSDO team at Kennedy Space Center invite you to participate in an interactive webcast on April 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT. The webcast will feature Jeremy Parsons, the branch chief of the Operations Integration office within the GSDO program at Kennedy Space Center. Parsons is responsible for overseeing a diverse team that performs operations management and analysis of Kennedy’s human exploration activities.

Parsons will webcast live from the Digital Learning Network studio at Kennedy Space Center. He will share information on America’s new spaceport and take questions from webcast viewers from around the country.

You may view the webcast as an individual at your personal computer or set up audio visual equipment at your institution for a large group to participate. To view the webcast, visit

Questions for Parsons may be submitted before and during the event by email at Questions also may be submitted during the event via twitter to @NASADLN.

After the webcast, presentation materials will be posted on the Museum Alliance member site at A downloadable copy of the webcast and transcript will be posted a week or so later at the same location. Username and password are required to access the member site.

To learn how to become a Museum Alliance member, visit

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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