Students in New York City will have an opportunity next week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 10:15 a.m. EDT Monday, July 8, on NASA television and the agencys website.
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch will answer questions posed by kids participating in the New York Police Departments (NYPD) Youth Strategies Divisions programs. The programs aim to reduce youth violence, prevent drug use, promote child safety and improve relationships between police and young people in their communities through inspiration and learning.
NASA will provide for the event a model of the agencys Space Launch System rocket, which will carry an Orion spacecraft on the Artemis 1lunar test mission, and a virtual reality chair that will allow users to visit Jupiter and its moon Europa. A panel of scientist and interns will discuss NASAs plans to put the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, in preparation for human exploration on Mars. Guest speakers include retired NASA astronaut Mike Massimino and former NASA Chief Technology Officer Jim Adams.