Dr. Edgar Bering

Edgar A. Bering, III, is a Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering with 40 years of experience in space plasma physics. He has extensive hands-on experience in sounding rocket and balloon operations. He is currently involved in the development of the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket at the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. As founding Chair of the Mars Rover Celebration, Bering leads the competition for students in grades 3-8 who design and construct a model of a Mars Rover as part of a 6-week classroom learning project covering Mars. The program also includes teacher training, an integral piece of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Broadcast 2404 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Edgar Bering; Topics: "Mars Rover Model Celebration and Competition," Dr. Bering's undergraduate student balloon projects, cubesat project to Mars. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

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