Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Discarded Car Parts to Make Giant Sculptures of Cows + More Car art

Finnish Artist Uses Discarded Car Parts to Make Giant Sculptures of Cows:

Helsinki-based Miina Akkijyrkka has made a name for herself in the art world based almost exclusively on the image of the cow. Throughout her long career she has created various representations of the bovine that have managed to spun both interest and controversy.

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Shuttle Tiles for Teachers + Space Food for Schools: Nasa Historic Artifacts | GSAXcess® Home - NASA Space Programs

Space Shuttle Tiles for Teachers

Program Overview
NASA is now offering space shuttle tiles to educational institutions. Would you like to have a piece of history for your classroom or lecture space? Sign up now because a limited number of tiles are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Space Food For Schools: A limited number of packaged meals (~350) astronauts eat in space are currently available for schools' and universities' educational use (not for consumption) on a first-come, first serve basis."

Image of space food samples.
How to Apply
Schools may request space food at the "NASA Space Programs - Historic Artifacts Prescreening" Web site. Once at the site, go to the "NASA Artifacts Prescreening Register" block of information to register and receive your login ID and password.

You must first Register to receive a User ID and password. To register you will need the Department of Education's statistics tracking number (an NCES Number if you are a school or an IPEDS Number if you are a University). Just follow the links provided (highlighted text) to obtain the NCES or IPEDS numbers and to register. At the end of Registration, the system will forward your User ID and password via email allowing you to search and select NASA Space Programs Historic Artifacts.

Astronaut Brian Duffy, STS-92 mission commander, samples a beverage during a crew food evaluation session in the food laboratory at the Engineering and Applications Development Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).

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