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Boston Area Students to Talk with Space Station Astronaut

Students from seven high schools in Boston will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station at 9:45 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Space station Commander Scott Kelly will answer questions from students in grades 9 through 12 at Bristol Plymouth Regional High School, Campus Academy, Duxbury High School, Fenway High School, Innovation Academy Charter School, St. Marks School and the Winsor School.

Media interested in covering the event, hosted by the Museum of Science, Boston, should contact Erin Shannon at The Museum of Science is located at One Science Park in Boston.

Kelly launched to the station on March 27 as half of the first crew to spend a full year on the space station.

This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of the NASA Education Office’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 NASA Education’s STEM on Station activity provides them with an authentic, live experience of space exploration, space study and the scientific components of space travel, while introducing them to the possibilities of life in space.

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

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


Sarah Ramsey
Headquarters, Washington
Brandi Dean
Johnson Space Center, Houston