Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum
Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum

We would like to acknowledge ORCA for being the inception of the RADIOS program. Because of their request to JPLMuseum.org to create a way to have a broader reach into rural schools districts scattered throughout the State of Oregon.

Because of generous grants from our supporters we have created a new program Remote And Distant Interactive Online Sessions (RADIOS). This allows us to specifically target our rural student population. These sessions will be live from Space Center Houston with a curriculum that will supplement a students learning experience by creating a virtual and interactive session focused on STEM with Space Center Houston educator and current and retired NASA engineers.

For media inquiries please contact james.loftus@JPLMuseum.org

 

James (Jim) McBarron - NESC Academy Biography

 

In 1960, James (Jim) William McBarron II earned a bachelor of science in geology at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, and in 1983, he received a master of business administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. During his time in college, from 1958 to 1961, he worked part time on a University of Dayton contract with the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Aeromedical Laboratory that provided student test subjects to determine human endurance characteristics during and after exposure to extreme environmental conditions. His work as a student assistant also involved pressure suit design testing including suit hardware evaluation for the NASA Project Mercury. His career at NASA began in 1961 as an aerospace technologist with the Crew Equipment Branch, Life Sciences Division, Space Task Group, at Langley Field, Virginia. During his time with NASA, McBarron supported the Manned Spacecraft Center at JSC and worked with spacesuits for all NASA flight programs including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), Skylab, Shuttle, and the ISS. Throughout his career, he was given several prestigious awards including the American Astronautical Society Victor A. Prather Award for outstanding contribution in the field of EV protection in space in 1979. He is the author and co-author of many spacesuit-related publications. Before he retired in 1999, McBarron was the CTSD chief engineer for EVA projects. In 1999, McBarron took a position with ILC Dover, Inc. as spacesuit systems manager where he reviewed advanced spacesuit technology requirements and design concepts for future manned space flight programs. In 2002, McBarron started his own consulting service to support development of advanced spacesuit technology and inflatable products for current and future manned-space missions.

 

 

 

Meet James McBarron by watching the video below

 

Rural Schools Educational Initiative 2019 Schedule

 

 

Schools scheduled for a visit with James McBarron II  are listed below:
October 20 to November 1st, 2019. Contact James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

Monday October 21, Pendleton:

9:05 – Flight in at Boutiques Air, pick up rental vehicle wheelchair will be ready at airport.

9:30 – Arrive at Pendleton High School Auditorium/set up

10:00 – 11:00 - Presentation in Auditorium to Pendleton SD, Umatilla SD and Ukiah SD students.

11:00 – 12:00 – Visit UAS Drone research and range (optional)

Lunch hosted by Greg Goad (TBD)

Free time/check in at hotel (Oxford Suites) and rest

5:15 – Depart for Oregon Grain Growers Distillery – Meet and Greet

6:00 – 7:30 – OGGD Informal Community Meet & Greet with informal speaking. DeMarsh dinner host.

8:00 – return to hotel.

 

 

 

Tuesday October 22, Baker City:

7:30 am – depart for Baker City

10:00 am arrive Baker HS and set up 

10:30-11:30 Speaking Presentation to Baker SD

11:45 – depart for Keating School

12:15 – Lunch hosted at Keating School

1:00 – 2:00 –Presentation at Keating School

2:15 – rest of day – open for visit to Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Dinner on own.

5:00 – Check in at LaGrande Hotel Best Western Rama Inn 

 

 

Wednesday October 23, La Grande:

Morning open in LaGrande

11- 1:30 – open – lunch Chief Science officer  LaGrande High School

1:50 – 2:20 – Meet/set-up at LaGrande HS

2:20 – 3:10 – Student Presentation LaGrande HS Students

3:30 – 5:30 – Return to hotel/ rest/ dinner on own (refreshments only at EOU event)

6:00 – 7:00 – EOU Evening presentation Huber Building One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850

9:00 – return to hotel/ rest

 

 

Thursday, October 24, Enterprise:

Depart La Grande  7:00 AM 1.5 hour drive  Do to illness we have canceled this event. We are sorry for this unfortunate circumstance.

 

8:54-9:50 a.m.

EES 6th Grade (35)

WES 6th Grade (13)

 

10:09-11:05

EHS 9th Grade (30)

JCS HS and 8th grade (33)

 

11:09 - 12:05

EHS Chemistry (35)

Alt School (15)

 

Lunch Break

 

1:40-2:37

EHS Jr High (60)

 

Evening  7:00PM

Joseph Center for the Arts & Culture

403 N. Main St. 7:00PM

 

 

Friday, October 25, Enterprise to Pendleton Fly Out  -

8:30 am – Depart for Pendleton

10:45 PM – return rental and check in

12:00 – Flight return Boutique Air to Portland

 

 

Saturday October 26 

OMSI An evening with Astronaut Story Musgrave 5:00PM

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, Oregon

 

 

Monday October 28

St. Paul High School 9:30-11:40AM

Lunch

Woodburn High School 12:50PM - 2:50PM

 

Tuesday October 29

9:00AM to 12:00PM Delphian School Sheridan

1:30PM to 4:00 PM Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Continued History Program with McMinnville High School.

 

October 30

The Guy's 6:45 AM Salem

8:45 AM Stayton High School

Scio High School 10:00AM 

 

6:00 PM to 7:00PM Santiam Memorial Hospital

Brews with the crew Snow Peak Brewery Stayton Oregon Sponsored by Western Beverage and 10 Barrel Beer

8:00PM -?

 

Thursday October 31

Perrydale school

 

Looking Glass Inn Lincoln City

 

November 1

Lincoln City Taft High 9:00AM to 11:15

Shilo Inn Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural Schools Educational Initiative 2018 Schedule Completed awards delivered.

 

We would like to thank all those who made this program a success.  We are proud to announce that Norman Chaffee has awarded 3 high schools

that participated in our 2018 Rural Schools Initiative a 3 foot Saturn V Lego's Rocket Kit.  The schools are Bandon High School, Henley High School Klamath Falls, and Stayton High School.

 

JPLMuseum's Rural Schools Education Initiative is finished scheduling Norman Chaffee to speak at local rural high schools for 2018

 

Tentative Travel Agenda

 

October 6

Wolfgang's Taphouse

134 W. Washington Street Stayton, Oregon 97383

10 Barrel Take over fundraiser for JPLMuseum.org

4:00 PM to close

 
October 14
Arrive  In Oregon 
Norm and Kathie Chaffee arrive
 
 
October 15
Stayton High School  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
757 W. Locust Street, Stayton Oregon 97383
 
Jefferson High School  1:25 PM to 3:10 PM
2200 Talbot SE Jefferson Oregon, 97352
 
Santiam Hospital Auditorium  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1401 North 10th Ave Stayton Oregon 97383
Freres Auditorium
 
 
October 16
Regis High School 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
550 West Regis Street Stayton Oregon
  
Village Home Education Resource Center Salem Campus 10:45 AM to 11:50 AM
215 Hrubetz Rd Salem Oregon
 
Lunch
 
Chemawa Indian School 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
3700 Chemawa  Keizer Oregon
 
Meeting in Lake Oswego 4:15 PM
 
October 17
Sister high School 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
1700 McKinney Butte Rd. Sister Oregon 97759
 
Worthy Brewing Bend Oregon, Fundraiser  for Summit High Robotics team 6:30 PM to 9:00PM
495 NE Bellevue Dr. Bend 97701
 
Wall Street Suites
1430 NW Wall Street 97703
 
October 18
Marshall High School 8:05 AM to 9:19 AM
1291 NE Fifth Street 97701
 
Bend High 10:20 AM to 11:40 AM
230 NE Sixth Street Bend Oregon 97701
 
La Pine High School 1:30 to 3:00 PM
51633 Coach Road
 
Crator Lake
 
October 19
Kingsley Air Force Base
Space Base 10:30 to 1:00PM
 
October 20
no events
 
October 21
no events
 
October 22
Mazama High School 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
3009 Summers Lane
 
Klamath Union High School 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1300 Monclaire Street
 
Lunch @ Klamath Community College
7390 Sixth Street
 
Henley High School 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
8245 Highway 39
 
Drive to Ashland
 
October 23
Ashland High School 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
201 Mountain Ave
 
Medford noon Lunch with the Rotary
 
Central Point High School Crater Campus 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM
4410 Rogue Valley Highway
 
October 24
North Medford High School 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
1900 Keene Way Drive
 
Southern Oregon Sky Watchers Association Evening forum with Science Works Museum  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1900 Keene Way Drive
 
October 25
South Umpqua High School 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Coquille High School 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
499 West Blvd Coquille
 
 
10/26
Bandon High School 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
550 Ninth Street SW Bandon
 
 
Drive up the coast to Florence then to Stayton
 
Depart for Texas 10/27 

 

Remote and Distant Interactive Online Sessions (RADIOS) Rules 

 

 

These rules apply to all participating public/private/charter/home schools and students.  

 

 

      I.           All teachers and schools will cooperate with JPLMuseum.org to determine the content and schedule with sufficient time for JPLMuseum.org to schedule the broadcast from Space Center Houston (SCH) and coordinate with NASA Alumni League (NAL). NAL participation in the RADIOS program is at NAL discretion and courtesy and NAL is under no obligation to attend any session. The purpose of the RADIOS program is to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into the classroom. Your participation in this program is helping us build a pipeline of opportunities from ocean of resources with Space Center Houston and other NASA facilities.

 

    II.            All questions submitted for answer shall be in writing and will be sent to JPLMuseum.org 10 days prior to broadcast for pre screening. Each school can send three questions they would like answered.  Approved questions will be submitted to SCH and if time allows will be answered by the SCH presenter live during the broadcast.  Each class that has been selected to ask their schools question shall select a designated student to present their question with SCH.

 

 

 III.            All participating students and teachers shall fill out a questionnaire after each broadcast within 30 days and submit the answers to JPLMuseum’s website. The questions below and the responses will be used to report to the organizations, foundations, and individuals that have funded this program. This is a mandatory requirement failure to comply can disqualify further participation in the program. These questions are subect to change.

 

The questionaire is provided by Space Center Houston to the schools and students both prior to and post broacast.

           

 IV.            All participating schools shall coordinate with the Youth in Transition Director (YTD) or Special Education Councilor to include those special needs students that the YTD deems appropriate to participate in this program. Any additional or special requirements needed for these students to participate shall be brought to JPLMuseum’s attention 14 days prior to broadcast. JPLMuseum.org will make every effort to accommodate their needs. 

 

    V.            JPLMuseum.org has the final decision on which schools participate and how many students participate in each broadcast session. That decision is final. Once JPLMuseum.org has determined the participating schools/students/organization and number an invitation will be sent to the participants, JPLMuseum is limiting the number of participating students/schools/organizations to approximately 150 per session. The division of participation shall be equitably shared among the schools invited to participate in the RADIOS program. JPLMuseum will reserve and agrees to compensate SCH for the cost incurred to deliver content on the date determined by mutual agreement with participants and SCH.

 

VI.            All participating RADIOS teachers and classes may pick from the list of content listed below and collectively coordinate with the participating schools to provide JPLMuseum.org with a calendar listing the desired content and time and date for the content to be delivered. All classes and teachers must mutually agree to the broadcast content and times.

 

VII.     Content to be provided by Space Center Houston listed below

 

VIII.    All students, teachers, school district, charter, private, religious schools and any other entity that participates in this program, do so with the understanding that participation constitutes their agreement to these rules and hereby holds harmless,and indemnifies, JPLMuseum.org for any cause or action arising from participating in this program. These rules apply to all participating public/private/charter/home schools and students.  

 

IX.        These rules are subject to change. Any changes to the rules will be posted here.

 

What to Wear When You're Out There |

Grades K-2 | 30 Minute Session:

What do astronauts wear in space? In this interactive session, participants will learn about the parts of a spacesuit and how each piece functions in order to protect the astronaut in space. While viewing an actual spacesuit, participants will relate everyday items to the parts of a suit in order to better understand the science behind protecting astronauts.

Space in Motion with Newton’s Laws |

Grades 6-8 | 50 Minute Session:

How do objects move in space? Through interactive experiments and videos, participants will compare how objects move differently on Earth than in space. Learn about Isaac Newton and experience each of his three laws of motion in detail.

The Rocket’s Red Glare |

Grades K-2 |30 Minutes Session:

How do rockets launch into space? Participants will identify and explore the parts of a rocket and how each piece works together in order to get astronauts into space. To encourage hands-on learning, participants will build their own model rockets, while interacting with the instructor through the launch sequence. A question and answer session is included at the conclusion of the program.

Seeing the World in a Whole New Way |

Grades 7-12 | 50 Minute Session:

NASA has launched dozens of satellites into space that have a direct impact on our daily life. Explore how satellites provide information on weather, global warming, the U.S. census, law enforcement, natural disasters and even farming trends. Investigate how satellites and their Earth observations play a role in your everyday life.

Jump through the Solar System |

Grades K-2 | 30 Minute Session:

What exactly is in our solar system? Participants will interactively explore the interesting facts about the sun, planets and their orbits. Through poems and songs, participants will gain basic knowledge about each planet and its place in the solar system.

Careers in the Aerospace Industry |

Grades 6-12 | 50 Minute Session:

What do scuba divers, doctors and engineers all have in common? They all can work at NASA! Astronauts may have high-profile NASA careers, but there are a variety of paths that lead to the aerospace industry. Explore the many options the aerospace industry has to offer. It is not all rocket science!

 

Journey through the Solar System |

Grades 3-6 |50 Minute Session:

What do we know about our solar system? Students will explore each of the eight planets through the eyes of NASA’s space probes. Participants will discover how NASA received information about our sun and planets. Participants will be engaged through interactive education games. A question and answer session is included at the conclusion of the program.

 

History of Crewed Space Flight |

Grades 3-12 |50 Minute Session:

How did the space program begin? Participants will take a look back in time at the start of the space program and travel forward through the history of crewed space flight. Students will view portions of Space Center Houston’s Starship Gallery as they view artifacts and spacecraft that helped us travel to space and the moon.

Air Pressure and Space Suits |

Grades 3-8 |50 Minute Sessions:

How do spacesuits protect astronauts from the dangers of space? Speeding at 28,000 miles per hour in the vacuum of space is risky business. Participants will explore Pascal’s Law through a series of vacuum chamber experiments in order to comprehend why pressurized spacesuits are important. Students will use the engineering design process to construct a spacesuit that will protect their balloon astronauts from a depressurization scenario.

Living on Mars |

Grades 6-12 | 50 min

What will it take to live on the red planet? Participants will find out what Mars is like and how we plan to get astronauts to Mars and back. Discover what it will take to build a permanent habitat base on Mars.

Life on the ISS |

Grades 3-12 |50 Minute Session:

Is living in space just like life on Earth? Experience an astronaut’s home through Space Center Houston’s International Space Station Gallery. Through interactive demonstrations, students will observe how astronauts eat, sleep and adjust to space. Learn about zero gravity and its effect on astronauts in space.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools. Organizations, Students who participate in this program must agree with the RADIOS rules listed above.

 

The current schedule events are posted on the calendar please scroll down to review. We will be revising the calendar to reflect the additional broacast times and dates.

 

Broadcast Content Schedule with Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) and invited Oregon participating schools with Space Center Houston (SCH) All times are in Pacific Standard Time: 

September 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

23

24

 

 

 

25

26

27

 

10:00 AM PST        SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

What to Wear When Out There

 

October 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

14

15

 

16

17

10:00AM PST       SCH 12:00PM

 

Grade 3-12

 

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

11:05AM PST       SCH 1:05PM

 

Grades K-12

 

Keating/Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School

Double-O and Suntex schools

 

Life on the ISS

18

 

 

 

October 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

21

22

23

24

25

10:00AM PST          SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

Seeing the World in a Whole New Way

 

October/November 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

28

29

8:45AM PST SCH 10:45AM

 

Grade 9-12

45 Stayton/Delphian

 

Careers in the Aerospace Industry

 

 

30

31

1

 

 

 

 

November 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

18

19

 

8:45AM

30 Stayton/ Delphian

 

 

Seeing the World in a Whole New Way

20

21

 

10:00AM PST            SCH 12:00PM

Grade 7-12

 

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

Seeing the World in a whole new way

 

11:05AM PST            SCH 12:05PM

Grade K-12

Keating/Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School/Double-O and Suntex schools

 

 

Seeing the World in a whole new way

22

 

10:00 AM PST        SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

“Journey Through the Solar System”

 

January 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

13

14

8:45AM  

 

Grade 9-12

 

 

30 Stayton/Delphian

 

 

Living on Mars 

 

 

15

16

 

10AM  Grade 6-12

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

History of Crewed Space Flight

 

 

11:05AM Grade K-12

 

Keating/Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School

Double-O and Suntex schools

 

 

History of Crewed Space Flight

17

 

           
 

 

January 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

27

28

 

8:45AM PST      SCH 10:45AM

Grade 9-12

 

30 Stayton High School/Delphian

 

 

Air Pressure and Space Suits 

 

 

 

29

30

31

 

10:00 AM PST    SCH 12:00 PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

“Space in Motion with Newton’s Laws”

 

 

February 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

17

18

19

20

 

10:00AM  PST         SCH 12:00PM

Grade 6-12

Umatilla/Pendleton/Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

Living on Mars

 

11:05 AM PST          SCH 1:05PM

Grade K-12

 

Keating/Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School

Double-O and Suntex schools


Living on Mars 

 

21

 

 

February 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

24

25

26

27

28

 

10:00AM PST         SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

“Careers in the Aerospace Industry”

 

March 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

16

17

18

19

 

10:00AM PST      SCH 12:00PM

Grade 6-12

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

Careers in Aerospace Industry

 

 

20

 

 

10:00AM PST     SCH 12:00PM

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

Air Pressure and Space Suits

 

 

 


 

April 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

13

14

15

16

 

10:00AM PST    SCH 12:00PM

Grade 9-12

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

Air Pressure and Space Suits

 

11:05AM PST     SCH 1:05PM

Grade K-12

Keating/

Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School

Double-O and Suntex schools

 

 

Air Pressure and Space Suits

17

 

 

April 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

20

21

22

23

24

 

10:00AM PST         SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

Living on Mars

 

May 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

18

19

20

21

 

10:00AM PST           SCH 12:00PM 

Grade 6-12

Umatilla/Pendleton/

Ukiah/Athena weston/

Grant County schools

 

Space in Motion with Newton's Laws

 

 

11:05AM PST        SCH 1:05PM

Grade K-12

Keating/Drewsey and Pinecreek schools

Fields/Frenchglen/Diamond

Slater School

Double-O and Suntex schools

 

 

Space in Motion with Newton's Laws

 

 

 

22

 

 

May 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

25

Memorial Day

26

27

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

10:00AM PST          SCH 12:00PM

 

ORCA 304 13.5% 6th grade

 

History of Crewed Space Flight

 

 

2018 Rural Schools Educational Iniatitive Sponsors

We are bringing NASA Engineer Jim McBarron II to Oregon, October 20 to November 1, 2019. Tenative schedule is to start in Pendleton at the Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) Mission Control facillity. The week of October 28 we will be in the Willamette Valley visiting rural schools. See schdule below.
James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org

Please contribute to our NEW RADIOS Program:

Remote And Distant Interactive Online Session.

We will be working with Oregon Connections Acedemy, Space Center Houston broadcasting live interactive session with active and retired NASA engineers targeting middle and high schools students to prepare them for a career in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. If your school would like to participate please contact James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org

Thank you GardnerHouse Cafe' and Bed and Breakfast for the great food and place to stay

Fuel for the Spirit

Thanks you 10 Barrel for the  refreshments.

 

 

Transportation provided by Hillyers Ford & Santiam Motorsports

Thank you Hillyers Ford & Santiam Motorsports for being our transportation support

 

 

 

Powering young minds

Thank you Pacific Power.

 

 

Thanks for hosting our fundaiser event

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