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Research at NOLS: How NOLS Courses Help Prepare for Extended Expeditions in Space

By Shannon Rochelle on May 23, 2019

 

How can NOLS courses help us plan for long duration space flight? You may know that NOLS works with astronauts and other NASA staff, taking them into the backcountry for experiential lessons in expedition behavior, teamwork, and leadership.

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Topics: leadership education, NOLS Leader, NASA, Research, education, science

New NASA Mission Features Crew of NOLS Grads

By Cole Medders on Aug 16, 2015

Astronaut Suni Williams spacewalking. 
 

Space, the final frontier, will now be brought into the private business sector as NASA prepares the first commercialized space flight. American soil has been void of launches to space for a while now due to a lack of funding. It has been the goal of NASA and government administration to once again make space flight a part of American industry, and that goal will soon be reached with the help of some incredible NOLS alumni.

NOLS graduates Doug Hurley, Sunita Williams, Bob Behnken, and Eric Boe will proudly participate in the first commercial crew transportation system and lead space exploration into a new era.

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Topics: Alumni, NASA, instructor, Live the Dream, Astronauts, NOLS Professional Training, leadership, NOLS Custom Education

Astronaut Reid Wiseman on Expedition Behavior

By Casey Pikla on Nov 4, 2014

Astronaut and U.S. Navy Commander Reid Wiseman wrote the following missive about expeditionary behavior from low Earth orbit to be read to the astronaut class of 2013 on their NOLS course. A highlight of that course was connecting with CDR Wiseman on the International Space Station via satellite phone from deep in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.

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Topics: NASA, Educators Notebook, expedition behavior, Astronauts, NOLS Professional Training, leadership

NOLS Community Mourns Tucson Victims

By Rich Brame on Jan 18, 2011

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and friends of those whose lives were suddenly turned upside down on the morning of January 8, 2011 in Tucson.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Tucson, giffords, NASA, Live the Dream

Touchdown for NASA NOLSies on Shuttle Discovery

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on Apr 20, 2010


This morning, the Space Shuttle Discovery touched down at the Kennedy Space Center, with all on board safe, sound, and back at home. The crew (pictured above) includes Commander Alan (Dex) Poindexter, Pilot Jim Dutton, and Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie
Wilson, Clayton Anderson, and Naoko Yamazaki.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Shuttle Discovery, National Outdoor Leadership School, NASA, NASA Leadership Expedition, Live the Dream, Astronauts