Michigan Students to Hear from Current NASA Space Station Astronaut

Michigan Students to Hear from Current NASA Space Station Astronaut

Students in Charlevoix, Michigan, will have an opportunity next week to hear from a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station.

The space-to-Earth call will air live at 10:20 a.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 12, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA astronaut Josh Cassada will answer prerecorded questions from 7-12 grade students at the Charlevoix Middle High School. This school uses science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to foster collaboration and problem solving for its student body.

The downlink will also be shared with other K-12 students in the community who engage in a variety of space-related activities throughout the day.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Dan Terryberry at: [email protected] or 231-547-8200.

For more than 22 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 aboard the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Near Space Network Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).

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.


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