Season 1, Episode 5 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
Presented by TheMarsGeneration.org
What is it like to work in a Mars astrobiology lab at the Kennedy Space Center?
We are excited to announce the release of our new weekly series called the #AskAbby Space and Science Show! Our founder and president Astronaut Abby will be appearing each Tuesday on YouTube, answering questions submitted by you, our community!
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In this fifth episode please join Astronaut Abby as she answers the questions: What was it like working in a Mars lab at Kennedy Space Center and what was Abby’s favorite thing to do while working the Mars labs?
For the first time ever, Astronaut Abby answers questions from a set of twins! Sisters Grace and Abby want to know more about Astronaut Abby’s summer internship at the Space Life Sciences lab located at Kennedy Space Center. Get an exclusive tour of the Mars Lab at Kennedy Space Center run by Abby’s research advisor Dr. Andrew C. Schuerger from the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida. Also peak inside the science labs at Wellesley College during this special episode!
In this episode you will also find out: What was the most interesting thing Astronaut Abby learned while working at the Kennedy Space Center this summer? What was Astronaut Abby’s favorite thing to do during her internship? What is extremophile bacteria? What kinds of tools do astrobiologists use in their research? How do you make agar (and what is it)? And what the heck is the “agar dance”? Astronaut Abby proves a career as a scientist can be fun, creative and even include some dancing while at work!
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