The NASA’s efforts to promote science has always been commendable. And this new attempt would definitely leave you wishing you were a child studying in the present-day USA. The agency have agreed to allow a few students from US Military Academy in West Point, New York to have a direct chat with astronauts that presently living and working at the International Space Station.
As per official details, this will be a 20-minute earth-to-space call will be telecast live on the NASA Television and its website at 9.15 am EST, November 27. The students will get to ask questions to Randy Bresnik, Mark Vande Hei, and Joe Acaba – all three well-known astronauts. Among topics that will be discussed will be life on board a space station, NASA’s deep space exploration plans, and scientific research in space! These students were selected after they won a competitive process.
For the information, this is Bresnik’s second mission to the station. He is expected to return to Earth in December. The other two will be returning only by February 2018.
The chat is one of the measures to provide students a unique experience and enhance learning and performance in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is an integral component of NASA’s Year of Education on Station which provides extensive space station-related resources and opportunities to students and educators.
We welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org