Kansas Students Connect With International Space Station Crew For Out Of This World Conversation



WASHINGTON — Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will discuss
science and living in space with students from Mueller Aerospace and
Engineering Discovery Magnet School in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday,
March 2.

The call between the students and International Space Station
Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi
Noguchi will take place from 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. CST. The event will
be held at Exploration Place in Wichita. Reporters interested in
attending the event should contact Susan Arensman of Wichita Public
Schools at 316-973-4582.

NASA has a number of employees who work in the station’s mission
operations who are from Wichita or attended Wichita State University.
Journalists interested in speaking with these employees should
contact Kelly Humphries at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at
281-483-5111.

Mueller students prepared for the downlink by hosting an Aviation Day
during which students had the opportunity to fly in a plane. An
Engineering Extravaganza showcased student projects that use the
engineering design process. Students also participated in an “Ask an
Astronaut” contest where the community voted on the top student
questions. Wichita State University College of Education students
have been presenting lessons to the students and will continue that
partnership after the downlink.

The event is part of a series with educational organizations in the
U.S. and abroad to improve teaching and learning in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics.

It is an integral component of Teaching From Space, a NASA project
that uses the unique environment of human spaceflight to promote
learning opportunities and build partnerships with the kindergarten
through 12th grade education community.

NASA Television will air video from the space station during the
event. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video
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

Source: NASA



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