New York and New Jersey students to hear NASA space station crew
Press Release From: NASA Headquarters
Posted: Tuesday September 21 2021
Students from New York and New Jersey will have the opportunity this week to hear NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-Space Call will air live at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 24 on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website.
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei will answer pre-recorded video questions submitted by students from six schools in two states. Schools expect the downlink to reach more than 4,350 predominantly black and Hispanic students and more than 400 educators.
The event is a collaborative effort between NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies Climate Change Research Initiative and educators from the following schools:
- Community School for Social Justice, Bronx, New York.
- Fusion Academy, Brooklyn, New York.
- Kingsbridge International High School, Bronx, New York.
- Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School, Bronx, New York.
- Martin Van Buren High School, Queens, New York.
- North Bergen High School, North Bergen, New Jersey.
The event will take place virtually. Media interested in covering the event should contact Jared Keshishian at 201-295-2835 or email@example.com.
Connecting students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique and authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with the NASA Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day across the Space networks Data tracking and relay satellites.
For more than 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station, testing technology, doing science, and developing the skills to explore further from Earth. Through Artemis, the agency will bring astronauts back to the Moon, with possible human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis generation – ensures that America will continue to be at the forefront of space exploration and discovery.
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