Students from Wyoming will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station during the state’s first Earth-to-space call.
NASA astronaut Steve Bowen will answer prerecorded questions from students living in Laramie, Wyoming. The event is hosted by the Wyoming Space Grant consortia, the University of Wyoming, and the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.
K-12 student participants from the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters submitted questions and will join the call from an in-person event. The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium is funded through NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement and sponsors education and research programs in Wyoming in support of NASA missions, serving as a link between citizens of the state and the agency.
Media interested in covering the event need to RSVP no later than 5 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. MDT) on Tuesday, July 18 to Megan Candelaria at: 307-290-005 or email@example.com.
For more than 22 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked aboard the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth. Astronauts living in space aboard the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Near Space Network.
Important research and technology investigations taking place aboard the International Space Station benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration.
As part of Artemis, NASA will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation – ensures America will continue to lead in space exploration and discovery.
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