Eagle Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Morgan enters the Neutral Buoyancy Lab in preparation for space flight activities. Morgan launched to the space station July 20.
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Fifty years after NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong sent greetings from space to the 1969 Scout Jamboree, scouts will have an opportunity to talk live with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 24. The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA television and the agencys website.

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who arrived at the space station July 20, will speak to a new generation of scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Held every four years, the Jamboree attracts more than 45,000 scouts from 150 countries and provides educational and inspirational activities focused on adventure, sustainability, peace, and community service.

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