BIG BLUE I2 update

The Internet2 event that links the University of Kentucky and NASA with Kentucky high schools has been rescheduled. On Thursday, May 15, at 12:30pm (Eastern time), UK will host engineering outreach to Kentucky high schools via Internet2 (I2). The event is called BIG BLUE on I2, and it features University of Kentucky’s BIG BLUE project (creating and testing inflatable wings for flight over Mars!) and NASA’s lead technologist for the Mechanical Systems Division at the Jet Propulsion Lab in California, Gregory Davis, PhD. Dr. Davis served as the mechanical systems engineer for cruise, entry, descent and landing on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project. 

I2 provides great capacity (with far fewer users than the commodity Internet) for sharing information and completing research. It’s possible to remotely operate things like telescopes and scanning-probe microscopes with I2. What can you do with I2?


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