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NASA's Destination Station - Meet a Space Scientist and Learn about the ISS

This meetup is a joint production of NASA and the Atlanta Science Tavern. It is intended to appeal to adults as well as kids of middle school age and older. Refreshments will be served.

On-street parking is available on Fifth Street. Also, there is a parking deck adjacent to the Centergy Building which is accessed from Spring Street.

A voluntary contribution to the Atlanta Science Tavern of $3 for non-students is requested to help us defray the cost of producing this event.

NASA's Destination Station Campaign - Meet a Space Scientist and Learn about the ISS

How would you like to learn about the wonders of the International Space Station and hear a space scientist, Liz Warren, talk about what it’s like to work in mission control as the lead of a team that consists of engineers, planners, procedure writers and science support personnel to ensure successful science on-orbit? Here's your chance.

The International Space Station is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken - a peaceful, cooperative effort involving support from five space agencies representing 15 nations.

NASA has created the Destination Station Campaign to raise awareness about the value of space research and the International Space Station to diverse audiences, promote research opportunities aboard the station to scientists, engineers and businesses, and communicate the real and potential impacts of the space station in our everyday lives.

The centerpiece of the campaign is the Destination Station exhibit, which is a multimedia 40’x 40’ display featuring hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology to educate visitors about the space station. It will appear at Fernbank Science Center from April 6 to May 18.

This meetup is one of several Destination Station events that will be held in Atlanta April 15-21. Refer to this PDF for more information.

About Liz Warren

Liz Warren, Ph.D., is a scientist for the International Space Station NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Dr. Warren previously served as the Deputy Project Scientist for Spaceflight Analogs and later for the ISS Medical Project as a science operations lead in NASA’s Mission Control Center.

Born and raised near San Francisco, CA, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology and a Doctoral degree in Physiology from the University of California at Davis. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular and Cell Biology and then in Neuroscience.

Dr. Warren is an expert on the effects of spaceflight on the human body, and has authored publications ranging from artificial gravity protocols to neuroscience to metabolism.  In her free time, Dr. Warren enjoys running, kayaking, rock climbing and learning to play acoustic guitar.

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  • Winston

    This was an outstanding event. My ten-year-old son also thought it was excellent. The humor and personal stories with a hefty serving of scientific information provided the substance of an ideal Science Tavern event. Thank you to the Science Tavern honchos, NASA and a hearty double thanks to Liz Warren.

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • koloya.lopaz

    Great meeting, thank you all. My 12 y.old enjoyed as well!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Diana F.

    It was wonderful! Very informative with great snacks.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Amber E.

    Had a great time today! Very informative! Thank you!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Mary B.

    The presentation was the perfect mix of science and stories that held the attention of rocket scientist and kids that are into space/ISS. My kindergartener daughter who loves everything space and NASA attended. She sat in the front row, took notes the whole time and may never go to sleep tonight b/c she is filled with excitement. After the event, Liz remained to answer questions from the audience, including many questions from my 6 year old.
    Tonight, when I asked my daughter what here favorite part was she said “Really I can't decide - I liked 1) getting to talk to Liz afterwards and ask ALL my questions, 2) watching the live launch or Antares and 3) the fluid dynamics experiment I am going to try with Alex (her little sister).” At bedtime she said, “There is so much for us to learn to help astronauts' bodies in zero gravity – No, No, I mean Micro-gravity – remember what we learned all things attract!”
    I was over the moon with joy. ;-)
    Thanks NASA and Atlanta Science Tavern!

    3 · April 21, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Mary - What a delight it is for me to learn how much your daughter enjoyed our "Destination Station" event this afternoon. This is what the Atlanta Science Tavern aspires to achieve. And I'm sure NASA could not be prouder. I hope we can follow up with similar offerings for the two of you. - Marc

      April 21, 2013

  • Kim

    This was GREAT! Thanks so much!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Danny

    Exceptional. We learnt a lot from a real knowledgeable speaker. Excellent organization. Nice to see some old friends too.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • corinne l.

    My son (11years old) and I really enjoyed the meetup. Just the right amount of Science and anecdotes. Very good speaker! Antares launch was very exciting as well. Thanks Marc and Liz for a great meetup.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Darcy D.

    Awesome! Thanks!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Highly informative meetup about human spaceflight aboard the ISS. Great info on fluid dynamics and the human body. Witnessed the live feed of the Antares launch from Virginia Beach.... Bonus!

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Highly informative meetup about human spaceflight aboard the ISS. Great info on fluid dynamics and the human body. Witnessed the live feed of the Antares launch from Virginia Beach.... Bonus!

    April 21, 2013

  • Jonathan M.

    Good as always.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • connie

    family situation to deal with

    April 21, 2013

  • Lauren

    Fascinating subject, Space!
    I look forward to meeting science enthusiasts
    And learning about the ISS.

    April 21, 2013

  • Stefanie T.

    4 events at the same time: will dirve my daughter to soccer.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to it.

    April 20, 2013

  • Samantha K.

    Just heard about this from the NASA fb feed. Hope something opens up...I have a Google Lunar X-Prize Lego Moonbots competitor that would love to be there. Glad to learn about this group. Looking forward to future events. Thanks.

    April 19, 2013

  • Danny

    Just got back from Europe. Are we likely to get in , Marc?

    April 17, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 15, 2013

  • Charles A.


    April 12, 2013

  • Amber E.

    Aw! I'd love to attend if anyone decides to cancel.

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Amber - I've added some more spaces. Feel free to sign up. - Marc

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • KriKri

      Me too...

      April 11, 2013

  • Ginny M.

    @ Will. Regardless of whether or not you believe we landed on the moon or not you should consider attending this event. I can personally attest that we HAVE landed on the moon. My uncle (now deceased) was a NASA-engineer that worked on the electronics for the Saturn-V rocket and the lunar rover. I have held a moon rock, the implements that collected them, and met many men who served our country on the Apollo missions. Take your cave troll to another forum if you wish to debate this topic.

    4 · March 17, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Will - I've asked that discussions about whether the Moon landing really happened or not be moved to our discussion board. (See the link below.) The comment section for this meetup, or any meetup for that matter, is not a good place to conduct a discussion. Too many emails to too many people are generated as a result. I would appreciate your cooperation in this regard. - Marc­

      April 9, 2013

  • Tom


    April 6, 2013

  • Marc M.

    About Bringing Kids
    Recommended age guidelines aside, the question that a parent should ask when it comes to bringing a child to any Science Tavern event, including this one, is whether that child will enjoy the program.

    Our events, when they are successful, are aimed at a general audience of science enthusiasts. (The "Destination Station" program has been designed with this kind of audience in mind.) These programs can work quite well for kids as young as 10 who are really into science. A 17-year-old who is not similarly inclined may find even the best presentation boring.

    If you think that your child is going to have a good time and benefit from the program, by all means, bring him or her along.

    April 3, 2013

  • Kim

    Super excited!

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • Jesse

    i can't wait!

    2 · April 1, 2013

  • Douglas H.

    WOW this sounds great! My uncle from JPL told me not to feed trolls, so.....I hope to see you all there .

    March 25, 2013

  • Ulrike L.

    we're looking sooooo forward to it!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Brigitte F.

    I was very much looking forward to this presentation AND to meeting with some people I know, but I'll have to be out of town.

    March 23, 2013

  • Marc M.

    Keep in mind that comments on an event page, like this, result in emails going out to everyone signed up to attend.

    For that reason I strongly recommend limiting comments here to things having to do with the event itself, such as organizing carpool arrangements or making after-meetup social plans.

    We have a message board that's much better suited for discussions. I would, though, advise those inclined to use it to think twice about how badly they feel the Internet needs yet another debate on the question of whether the NASA moon landings were real or fake.

    5 · March 17, 2013

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