SETH — On Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 the Gear Up Program at Sherman High School introduced NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event Live Video Chat with “The Martian” movie stars with NASA experts to the few selected schools where Sherman High School was one of the few select chosen for this event.
Thousands of students across America took part in this amazing learning experience from NASA’s largest Digital Learning Network Event Live Video Chat and this amazing presentation first started out with a trailer for the upcoming movie “The Martian” with Matt Damon.
Soon after the trailer ended the Planetary Science Division Director NASA Jim Green began taking questions from students, who were present at the Langley Research Center for this live event, and those who attended online like other schools around the country, including Sherman High School.
One student asked, “Why should we go to Mars?”
Jim Green responded, “To explore and to find a place to back up the Human Race so that no matter what the future holds, humanity would survive.”
Students continued to ask questions till time was almost up. Students watched the movie trailer once more to close the program.
We would like to thank the following Computer Science Assistants Aaron Buckley, Chase Clark, Michael Hensley, C J Layton, Bradley Reinhart, and Alex Bolinger for setting up the equipment needed.
We would also like to thank the following students from Video Journalism class: Ricky Cooper, James Ferrell and Gary Carr who is the writer of this article.