Charles Camarda on becoming an astronaut

Topics:

Biological Sciences –  The Body; Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations; Chemical Reactions; Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System; Extreme Earth Events; The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Forces; Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function; 

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter; Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion; Energy

Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Senior Secondary

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Charles Camarda on becoming an astronaut – Australia’s Science Channel

Charles Camarda on becoming an astronaut – Australia’s Science Channel

Video Length: 05:56 mins

NASA Astronaut Charles Camarda flew to space on STS-114, NASA’s first mission after the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia and loss of its crew.

With a background in engineering, Charles’s route to becoming an astronaut came after working for NASA in research and development. Now he uses what he learnt as an engineer and astronaut to teach engineers and students how to fail.

And he thinks Australian students are uniquely placed to be at the forefront of the future of space exploration.

This film would be fantastic to show to middle school students to inspire them to follow their passions and pursue a career in STEM. Charles Camarda encourages students to explore, adventure and fail; this is an excellent film to enthuse and excite students.

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