Josh Dobbs, the Steelers quarterback, will join NASA astronaut Commander Victor Glover via Zoom from the International Space Station (ISS) to answer questions from STEM students.The Earth-to-Space call will be broadcast at 9:50 a.m. EST Friday. January 15 on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Connecting students directly with astronauts aboard the space station provides a unique and authentic experience designed to enhance students’ learning, performance, and interest in STEM.
Dobbs, who graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in aerospace engineering, was selected by the Steelers in the fourth round (135th overall) of NFL Draft 2017.He spent the 2019 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars first. Coming back to the Steelers in 2020, a recipient of the 2017 Torchbearer Award, the highest honor for undergraduate students in Tennessee, Dobbs continues to earn a degree to use throughout his NFL career, a program with a manufacturing company. World-class aerospace Pratt & Whitney and NASA during the offseason
Glover was elected as an astronaut in 2013 while serving as a legislator in the United States Senate. He is currently a pilot and deputy commander of the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon called Resilience, launched on November 15, 2020.He also served as a flight engineer on the ISS for the Expedition 64, becoming the first black. Astronauts will stay longer in the ISS.
“By connecting with NASA, we can shape the opportunity to share Commander Glover’s passion and passion for engineering and football and his passion for engineering, his journeys and stories to the International Space Station with future students and engineers.” Dobbs said: “It was a very good opportunity and I am delighted to speak and meet with Astronaut Glover.
“I know kids will have a lot of questions. I will have as many questions as them. For Commander Glover, it will be a very good job, an informative job just to spread love and awareness to STEM and its power in the community.” What can an engineering degree do to change the world?
Fans can also watch the discussion over on NASA’s Johnson Space Center Facebook page.