Virtual Field Trip - Live Tour Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May 1st, live from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to find out more about NASA's missions, their cutting-edge discoveries, and why it is important for us to continue to explore the solar system. 

This 30 minute virtual field trip begins at 1:00 PM (ET) and is appropriate for all grades. Submit your questions ahead of time - you never know, it may get asked live on air! 


Patti Duncan, Discovery Education
Dr. James Garvin, GSFC Chief Scientist


Educational Objectives

To provide students across the United States with the opportunity to:

  • Get a tour of a NASA facility and learn about the research being carried out into planetary exploration.
  • Learn why it is important to explore the universe and how our knowledge of the universe has expanded due to the space programs.
  • Understand the multitude of scientific practices involved in space travel, and see the application of many of these in the real world.
Submit Your Questions 

Click here to submit your questions to Dr. James Garvey. 


Register now at

Join the Discussion

Join the live discussion on Twitter @DiscoveryEd with hashtag #OfThePeople.

About the Of the People Event Series

Broadcast live, Of the People takes students to Washington D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and issues that shape and inform our world. This Virtual Field Trip series transports young learners beyond the walls of their classrooms to inquire, explore, and discover the world around them.

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