WASHINGTON, August 24, 2018 / PRNewswire / – University and high school students out South Dakota, and junior high students from Texas, will talk live with astronauts at the International Space Station next week. Both Earth-to-space calls are part of NASA & # 39; s Year of Education on Station and will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold answers questions from students gathered at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, on 12:10 pm EDT Monday27 August. Students from the university and sixth through eighth graders from Madison Central School District will participate. The younger students are enrolled Earth and space science courses that explore the theme of science and technology in environments with zero or low gravity. Van Arnold is expected to discuss topics such as gravity, water cycles, rockets, astronomy, mechanics and radiation. The event takes place at the Beacom Institute of Technology, 8010 N. Washington Ave., Madison. Media interested in covers must contact us Jim Maloney at [email protected] or 605-480-0013.
Later in the week, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor will talk with students who have gathered at the Eugene Kranz Junior High School Dickinson, Texas, on 9:30 am Thursday30 Aug Students from Barber Middle School in Dickinson will join the students of Kranz Junior High as part of an academy for high-achieving students from all over the region. Kranz Junior High, named in honor of the legendary NASA flight director from the Apollo era and for a long time Dickinson resident Gene Kranz, is a brand new facility for seventh and eighth graders. The address is 12850 FM 346, Dickinson. Media interested in the event should contact Tammy Dowdy at [email protected] or 281-229-6080.
By connecting students directly to astronauts aboard the space station, unique, authentic experiences are offered to improve student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, technology and mathematics. Astronauts living in space in the laboratory communicate with NASA's Mission Control Center Houston 24 hours a day via the satellites for tracking and data transmission of the space network (TDRS).
In addition to the calls with students, astronaut Drew Feustel will participate in a conversation with Sky Sports about the Formula 1 races in London, op 10:25 a.m. TuesdayAugust 28th. That conversation will also be broadcast live on NASA Television and on the agency's website.
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