Friday, May 1, 2015

B2B Lab: NASA & LEGO...

In October 1957, the world’s first man-made orbital satellite, Sputnik, was launched by Soviet Russia. This amazing event marked the beginning of the Space Age. By 1958 the United States officially entered the space race when President Eisenhower established NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Nov. 2. 2010 it was announced that NASA would enter in partnership, with the signing of a Space Act Agreement, with The LEGO® Group to conduct education and public outreach activities aimed at increasing participation in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Since then LEGO Education models were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Space Shuttle Endeavor on April 29, 2011. Videos of crew members of the ISS, as part of the LEGO® Education Bricks in Space - NASA Activities, have been made showing the building of LEGO models of ISS instruments that they use on the International Space Station. These videos can be seen at: 

On May 18, 2011 the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavor was made carrying on board a model of the LEGO representation of the Space Shuttle Endeavor.

Below is a model and video made by Brandon,