Washington Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station


2017 NASA astronaut candidates Raja Chari and Kayla Barron examine samples during geology training in Arizona.
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2017 NASA astronaut candidates Raja Chari and Kayla Barron examine samples during geology training in Arizona.
Credits: NASA/Bill Stafford

Students from Washington state 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 12:50 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 18, on NASA Television, theNASA app, and the agencys website.

NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari will answer prerecorded video questions from students participating in Mount Rainier National Parks Education Program. Barrons hometown is Richland, Washington. The event, hosted by Mount Rainier National Park in partnership with Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy in Ashford, Washington, includes activities for students tied to the theme Connections through Community. The school, named after the summit peak of Mount Rainier, is the nearest school to the park. Through the long-standing partnership with Mount Rainier National Parks Education Program, students explore teamwork, adventure, ecosystems, and astronomy.

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