Students from Baldwin Union Free School District in Baldwin, New York, will have an opportunity this week to hear from an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 27, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, an alumnus of Baldwin Union Free School District, will answer prerecorded questions from students.
Media interested in covering the event should RSVP no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to Mary Furcht at email@example.com or 516-434-6012.
These educational opportunities for students to speak with astronauts living and working on the space station are provided by the Office of STEM Engagement’s Next Gen STEM project.
For almost 23 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked aboard the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth. Astronauts living in space aboard the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Near Space Network.
Important research and technology investigations taking place aboard the International Space Station benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration.
As part of Artemis, NASA will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation – ensures America will continue to lead in space exploration and discovery.
See videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station at:
Johnson Space Center, Houston
First published at NASA.gov