California, Indiana Students to Hear from Astronauts on Space Station

Expedition 67 Flight Engineers (clockwise from bottom) Jessica Watkins, Kjell Lindgren, and Bob Hines, all from NASA, and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency), pose for a fun portrait inside their individual crew quarters aboard the International Space Station.
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Students from California and Indiana, along with staff members at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, will have the opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The two space-to-Earth calls will air live today, Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 11, on NASA Television, theNASA app, and the agencys website.

NASA astronaut and former California Institute of Technology student Jessica Watkins will answer prerecorded questions from undergraduate and post-doctoral students and faculty from Caltech, as well as JPL staff members, at 12:55 p.m. EDT today, Tuesday, Aug. 9. Caltech and JPL have a keen interest and dedication to encouraging STEM learning. Laurie Leshin, director of JPL and Caltech vice president, will deliver opening and closing remarks.

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