Atlanta Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Students at The Lovett School in Atlanta will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Expedition 50 Commander, and Lovett School alumnus, Shane Kimbrough will answer questions from sixth grade and 12th grade astronomy students at the school. Kimbrough launched to the space station on Oct. 19 and will live aboard until late February.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Jen Sarginson at jennifer.sarginson@lovett.org. The school is located at 4075 Paces Ferry Road, N.W., and the event will take place in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.

This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of the NASA Office of Education’s efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) 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.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information, videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stemonstation

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