Elementary school students from California will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.
NASA Astronaut Anne McClain will speak with students from William Brooks and Buckeye elementary schools in El Dorado Hills, California, at 1:35pm (EST) Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Students at both schools have prepared for the event through participation in space station and other space-related STEM* events and activities as a part of the schools’ “Year in Space.”
The public may view this Earth-to-space call on NASA TV or the space agency’s website.
Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).
Follow the astronauts on social media at www.twitter.com/NASA_astronauts.
See videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station at www.nasa.gov/STEMonStation.
* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Source: NASA HQ and Johnson Space Center