Students from Montana and Vermont will speak astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA's year of training
NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Scott Tingle will answer questions about life aboard the space station , NASA Deep Space Exploration plans and the implementation of science in space on two occasions. The Expedition 55 astronauts live, work and research aboard the International Space Station. The 20-minute calls from Earth to Space will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
The first event, Tuesday, May 1, at 1
The second event, at 12:20 pm. On Wednesday, May 2, students from the Champlain Valley School District in Hinesburg, Vermont, can speak with Feustel and Tingle. Interested media representatives should contact Jen Roth at [email protected] or 802-425-2771. The event will take place at Charlotte Central School 408 Hinesburg Rd., Charlotte, Vermont.
The direct connection of instructors with astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences that enhance students' learning, performance and interest in science, engineering and engineering and mathematics (STEM). This in-flight downlink training is an integral part of the NASA Year of Training at the Station, providing students and educators with extensive space station-related resources and opportunities. Astronauts working in space communicate around the clock with Earth's Mission Control Center via the Space Network's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).
In addition to connecting with student astrophysicist Norishige Kanai, a technical exhibition will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:20 am at Makuhari New City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The event will also be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
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