Iowa Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station


NASA astronauts and Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur aboard the International Space Station
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NASA astronauts and Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur work on a Floating Potential Measurement Unit (FPMU) that will be installed on the outside of the International Space Station on an upcoming spacewalk. The FPMU is a device that measures electrical charges that can build on solar arrays and surfaces on spacecraft for astronaut safety and to promote safe deep space exploration.
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Students from Iowa will have an opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 10:30 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 27, on NASA Television, theNASA app, and the agencyswebsite.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will answer prerecorded questions from students who participated in Astro Camps across the state this past summer. The downlink event is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa 4-H Youth Development.

The Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University and other locations across the state will host watch parties for this virtual event.

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