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  • -= Mercurious Chat =- (bass2005 Chat Log)During this online chat, 282 questions were asked by 28 schools. There were 75 adults and 95 students involved in this chat.

    Hosted by Lance Bass of World Space Week Foundation

    Kerrie Brandt - Moderator at Space Explorers, Inc. from De Pere, Wisconsin comments:
    Welcome to Space Explorers, Inc.’s live online chat. Please welcome today’s chat host: Lance Bass, certified Cosmonaut, World Space Week spokesman, and member of the pop group *NSYNC.

    Chrissy Paape - Moderator at Space Explorers from De Pere, Wisconsin comments:
    Room opened by Moderator on 05/17/05 at 13:00.

    Chaveaira - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    How old were you when you started thinking about going to space?

    I was around 8 or 9 years old when my Grandfather took me to Kennedy Space Center to see my first launch, it was incredible!

    Amy - Chat Guest at from Delafield, WI asks:
    How many hours per day/days per week did you study and train while you were in Russia?

    From 7am until 9pm 6 days a week!!

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    How did you get to be the youth spokesperson for world space week?

    Because of my love of space and my experiences becoming a Cosmonaut, NASA thought that I would be able to inspire kids to become more interested and involved

    Daniel - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    How much did it cost to be trained by Russia?

    It didn't cost me anything personally

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    How did you get interested in space?

    My Dad and Grandfather were always interested in space and they got me into wanting to know more

    Megan - Chat Guest at Syracuse University from Syracuse, NY asks:
    Lance, even though you weren't successful in initally going into space two years ago, with your group on hiatus, is it something that you'll again persue in the near future (within the next two years)?

    I hope so!

    Chimene Seegmiller - Chat Guest at from West Jordan, Utah asks:
    I know your dream is singing if you had a choice between Nsync once again and or going out to space what would it be and why?

    Maybe I would have to flip a coin...:-)

    Jessica - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    Was training to be a cosmonaut fun? What was fun about it?

    It was fun because it was something that interested me, to other people they might not have found it to be that much fun but I really enjoyed it.

    Student - Student at Amity Intermediate Center from Douglassville, Pennsylvania asks:
    How old are you?

    Just turned 26 on May 4th

    Student - Student at Amity Intermediate Center from Douglassville, Pennsylvania asks:
    How do you keep up with you schedule?

    I have a really good assistant!

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    How does an education help out if you want to be an astronaut?

    It is the most important part of becoming an astronaut, especially math, science and critical thinking

    Daniel - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    Do you think regular people should be able to go to space, and when do you think that should happen?

    I think everyone should have the opportunity to go to space one day but it shouldn't happen until there is a safer way to get them there.

    Major - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    What are some of the activities you would be doing as a Russian cosmonaut?

    I would be working on experiments, environmental research, and finding new educational tools to be used in schools.

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    What was your favorite subject while you were in school?

    My favorite subject in school was Math then Science

    Amy - Chat Guest at University of Texas Arlington from Everman, TX asks:
    Why do you think that it's important that children start focusing on learning about Space in school once again?

    I truly believe that kids becoming more interested in space exploration will help the future of our planet

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    Are you planning on singing in outer space?

    Absolutely!

    Hollie Miller - SEI Staff at Space Explorers, Inc. from Depere, Wisconsin asks:
    What kinds of training exercises did you complete while training in Russia?

    Parabolic flights, ran 4 miles a day, underwater training, learning the Russian language, lots of studying and physical training. We learned about how to live on the International Space Station even down to how to eat and drink in space.

    Zee Carlson - Chat Guest at Twin Ridge from Bellevue, Nebraska asks:
    Did you, or do you watch any Star Trek? And do you think that that kind of future is attainable?

    I've never watched it but I think anything is possible

    sarah - Chat Guest at from los angeles, ca asks:
    Where are you chatting with us?

    I am chatting with you because I love that kids are interested in space and want to do whatever I can to promote more interest in our space program

    sarah - Chat Guest at from los angeles, ca asks:
    Did you have any of your friends or family with you in Russia?

    Yes, I had my manager Cindy with me and we adopted a stray kitten and named him Orbit

    Deangelina - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    Do you like space exploration better than being in a singing group? Why?

    I like them both, they are so different from one another. I love performing but have always been interested in space exploration

    Patricia Novy - Teacher at St. Francis Xavier School from Merrill, Wisconsin asks:
    What do you think it will be like in space?

    I cannot even find appropriate words to describe what I think it would be like, it's my dream so it would be the most fulfilling accomplishment I can imagine

    Jackie - Chat Guest at DCCC from Norwood, PA asks:
    If you could be stranded in space with 1 other person, who would you choose?

    Does it have to be a person or can I bring my dogs? Just kidding, I'd have to say Jennifer Aniston now that she is single!!

    Student - Student at Amity Intermediate Center from Douglassville, Pennsylvania asks:
    What are your hobbies

    Sky diving, hiking, taking my dogs to the park, I like anything adventurous

    Student - Student at Amity Intermediate Center from Douglassville, Pennsylvania asks:
    when did you decide to be a acter/singer?

    I first became interested in being an entertainer when I was 16

    Amy - Chat Guest at University of Texas Arlington from Everman, TX asks:
    What was the hardest part about learning the Russian language?

    EVERYTHING! Especially that my Russian teacher was French!

    Santiago - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    Have you ever thought about making a music studio in space?

    No, I think that might cost too much money

    Sean - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    On the first day of weightlessness, what will you do to and how will you get used to it?

    I would probably get sick and throw up but my body would adjust

    Guillermo - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    If your flight to space is/was successful, what will be your next goal with space?

    I am just going to continue to work on getting there first then will figure out the rest but I'd love to be on a shuttle mission

    Jason Daniels - Teacher at K Beach Elementary School from Soldotna, Alaska asks:
    How many dogs do you have? Haley

    2, their names are Foster and Dingo, they are brothers that were rescues

    Bobby - Chat Guest at Washburn from Washburn, Wisconsin asks:
    How long would you like to stay in space?

    I think that 10 days would be plenty of time for me

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    If you could travel to any planet which one would it be and why?

    Mars, because of the recent discoveries

    Tara F. - Chat Guest at Widener University from Norwood, PA asks:
    How often do you see the other guys from Nsync?

    all the time, I can't get Joey out of my house

    Katie Frank - SEI Staff at Space Explorers from Depere, Wisconsin asks:
    Do you have any apprehensions about space travel?

    I would only be concerned that I do a good job and make the most out of the experience

    Megan - Chat Guest at Syracuse University from Syracuse, NY asks:
    How did you deal with the letdown of not being able to go to space right after your cosmonaut taining and certification?

    I just continued pursuing it, I am not going to give up and in the meantime I can continue to get more people interested in it

    Kerrie Brandt - Moderator at Space Explorers, Inc. from De Pere, Wisconsin comments:
    The chat room will be closing in approximately five minutes. At this time, we would like to thank everyone for joining us for this special event. We would especially like to thank Lance Bass for being our chat host today.

    Jessa F-C - Chat Guest at from Encino, CA asks:
    What from your training has continued to be the biggest help to you in your everyday life?

    I realized how lucky we are to live in America and feel blessed to be here. I no longer take things for granted, my life there was very minimalistic and we lived with only the basics so I really value the comforts of home more.

    Liz Coburn - Chat Guest at from Winter Haven, Florida asks:
    How come you did not get into space that first time?

    Due to complications beyond my control I was grounded

    Student - Student at Amity Intermediate Center from Douglassville, Pennsylvania asks:
    What is your favorite song?

    My favorite song is "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

    Charity - Chat Guest at from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    Will you be at nsync's CFTC

    Of course I will, can't wait!!

    Jason Daniels - Teacher at K Beach Elementary School from Soldotna, Alaska asks:
    what song are you going to sing in space? Jayme and Lindi

    Not sure which song yet

    Major - Student at Stewart Middle Magnet School from Tampa, Florida asks:
    Do you get scared of space travel due to the space shuttle tradegies?

    No, I believe that it will only become safer to travel into space

    sarah - Chat Guest at from los angeles, ca asks:
    Can you give us some scoop on your future projects?

    I have my own Film and TV production company and am still pursuing acting/producing

    Kristen - Chat Guest at East River Elem. from St. Louis, MN asks:
    When you were in Russia, what was your favorite experience and why?

    My favorite part of being there was becoming friends with the other Cosmonauts and the zero gravity flight

    Karen Anderson - Teacher at Tellico Plains Junior High Sch from Tellico Plains, Tennessee asks:
    When do you expect to go into space?

    As soon as I'm able, I know that it will happen when the time is right

    Kerrie Brandt - Moderator at Space Explorers, Inc. from De Pere, Wisconsin comments:
    Thank you Lance Bass!

    Kerrie Brandt - Moderator at Space Explorers, Inc. from De Pere, Wisconsin comments:
    5/17/2005 1:34:53 PM - Room closed by Moderator. Thank you for your participation.

     
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