WHAT: Student scientists connect with ISS astronauts
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15
11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Education program
11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.: 20-minute live ISS downlink
WHERE: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Moving Beyond Earth gallery
Seventh Street and Independence Avenue S.W.
WHO: Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, director, National Air and Space Museum
Claudine Brown, assistant secretary for education and access, Smithsonian
Tony Miller, deputy U.S. secretary of education
Leland Melvin, associate administrator for education, NASA
Jeff Goldstein, center director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
As part of International Education Week, students will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts Suni Williams and Kevin Ford on board the International Space Station about living and working in space. All participating students are involved in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, an on-orbit educational research opportunity that allows students to design and send experiments to the space station. Williams has been involved in activating the latest round of SSEP experiments brought to the station aboard the SpaceX Dragon in October.
In addition to the more than 200 students participating at the museum, 10,000 students are expected to participate via live webcast. This program is presented by the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Department of Education, NASA, and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.
Interested media must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch live on National Air and Space Museum's USTREAM Channel - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum
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