Students from 11 schools in South Holland, Illinois, will have the opportunity to speak with two NASA astronauts, Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:55 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5.
The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Williams launched to the space station March 18 and will live aboard until September.
This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of the NASA Office of Education’s efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning in the United States.
Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station through the agency Office of Education’s STEM on Station activity provides authentic, live experiences in space exploration, space study and the scientific components of space travel while introducing the possibilities of life in space.