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NASA Comes to the Ultimate Science Street Fair

Sunday, June 1, 2014
11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Main Stage Schedule:

Washington Square Park/Garibaldi Plaza

11:00 AM: Orion Spacecraft’s Maiden Flight, Barbara Zelon, NASA Johnson Space Center
12:00 PM: Train Like An Astronaut, Astronaut Mike Hopkins and the International Space Station Team
1:00 PM: Space Cooking, White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses & NASA’s Steve Howell
2:00 PM: Landing Rovers on Mars, Bobak Ferdowsi, Mars “Mohawk Guy”
3:00 PM: Space Exercise Shoe & Its Inventor, NASA Scientist Andrea Hanson
4:00 PM: Life In Space, Astronaut Mike Hopkins
5:00 PM: Ask NASA Anything, Astronauts Mike Massimino & Mike Hopkins and Mars Curiosity Flight Director, Bobak Ferdowsi

Photo Op Schedule:

@ The NASA Mobile Exhibit
LaGuardia Place at West 4th Street

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Astronaut Mike Hopkins
3:30 – 4:15 PM: Astronaut Mike Massimino



Michael S. HopkinsNASA Astronaut

Michael S. Hopkins is a current NASA astronaut who returned from a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station in March. He served as a flight engineer and conducted both science experiments and maintenance, spending almost 13 hours outside of the station on spacewalks.

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Michael J. MassiminoNASA Astronaut

Mike Massimino is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and veteran of two spaceflights. He logged more than 571 hours in space, where he conducted four spacewalks and serviced the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Bobak FerdowsiEngineer

Bobak Ferdowsi, also known as “Mohawk Guy,” is a member of the Engineering Operations Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He acted as Flight Director during the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity on Gale Crater in 2012.

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Tara M. RuttleySpace Scientist

Tara M. Ruttley is an associate program scientist for the International Space Station for NASA at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Her current role consists of representing and communicating all research on the ISS, and supporting the ISS Chief Scientist’s research recommendations to NASA Headquarters.

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Andrea HansonEngineer

Andrea Hanson joins us from NASA Johnson Space Center, where she works in the Exercise, Physiology and Countermeasures Laboratory. She supports and conducts research centered on using exercise and fitness to keep astronauts strong and healthy while living aboard the space station.

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Steve HowellAstrophysicist

Steve B. Howell is currently the Head of Space Science and Astrobiology for the NASA Ames Research Center. He previously was the project scientist for
NASA’s premier exoplanet finding missions: Kepler and K2. Howell has written over 800 scientific publications, numerous popular and technical articles, and has authored and edited eight books on astronomy and astronomical instrumentation.

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