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Massachusetts Students Speak With Space Station Astronauts

June 7, 2013

Expedition 36 crew members Chris Cassidy, Luca Parmitano, and Karen Nyberg will speak from the International Space Station to students at Douglas Public Schools in Massachusetts at 11:35 a.m. EDT, Monday, June 10.

Students will be able to ask the astronauts questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting laboratory. Media representatives are invited to attend and cover the 20-minute space-to-ground event, which will be broadcast on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.

To attend the event, journalists must contact Beverly Bachelder at 508-476-3332 or bbachelder@douglas.k12.ma.us. The Douglas Public School District is located at 21 Davis Street in Douglas, Mass.

NASA activities have been incorporated into classes at local schools in preparation for the conversation with the space station astronauts. Linking directly to the astronauts aboard the station provides students with an authentic experience of space exploration, space study, the scientific components of space travel, and possibilities of life in space.

This in-flight downlink is one in a series with educational organizations in the United States to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. It is an integral component of NASA’s Teaching From Space program, which promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of space and NASA’s human spaceflight program.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA’s education programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

To follow Twitter updates from Expedition 36 astronauts, visit: http://twitter.com/AstroKarenN and http://twitter.com/astro_luca

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Source: NASA



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