Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Christina Koch collects and packs Mizuna mustard greens grown and harvested inside the International Space Station’s Vegetable Production System located in the Columbus laboratory module.
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Students from Texas will have an opportunity this week to talk with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA television and the agencys website.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch will answer questions from students at Second Baptist School at 11:30 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 13. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is an alumnus of the school, will be in attendance.

I am excited to be joining the students at Second Baptist School on Friday as they talk to astronaut Christina Koch from the International Space Station. Space exploration is one of the most extraordinary endeavors mankind can undertake, said Cruz. The next 50 years of space exploration have potential to be even more consequential than the last 50 years, which is why its important for the next generation of American leaders to engage with the astronauts, scientists, and mathematicians who are currently pioneering the final frontier.

Todays students are the Artemis Generation. They will have the opportunity to be part of the mission and witness deep space exploration like no other generation, said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. STEM is such a crucial component of NASAs work. Inspiring young people to get involved with STEM learning is what NASA, as a whole, is all about.

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