New York, New Jersey Students to Hear from NASA’s Space Station Crew


Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet and Mark Vande Hei
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Expedition 65 crewmembers participating in and On-board Training (OBT) EVA Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, and Mark Vande Hei are visible in frame.
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Students from New York and New Jersey will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 24, on NASA Television, theNASA app, and the agencyswebsite.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, and Mark Vande Hei will answer prerecorded video questions submitted by students from six schools in two states. The schools expect the downlink to reach more than 4,350 predominantly Black and Hispanic students and more than 400 educators.

The event is a collaborative effort between the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Climate Change Research Initiative, and educators from the following schools:

  • Community School for Social Justice, Bronx, New York.
  • Fusion Academy, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Kingsbridge International High School, Bronx, New York.
  • Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School, Bronx, New York.
  • Martin Van Buren High School, Queens, New York.
  • North Bergen High School, North Bergen, New Jersey.
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