|Â||January 27, 2023Â |
MEDIA ADVISORY M23-010
Oklahoma Students to Hear from NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station
Students from Choctaw Nation Head Start, Jones Academy Elementary, and seven area public schools in Durant, Oklahoma, will have an opportunity this week to hear from a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
The space-to-Earth call will air live at 10:20 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 31, on NASA Television, theÂ NASA app, and the agencyâsÂ website.
NASA astronautÂ Nicole MannÂ will answer prerecorded questions from pre-K through 8th grade student participants. The event, hosted by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is an opportunity for students and tribal members to get a firsthand look at living and working in space, inspiring the next generation to pursue STEM. The downlink aligns to studentsâ current science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum, which uses NASA lessons. The event also includes the opportunity for tribal students to connect and be inspired by Mann, who is the first Native American woman to fly in space.
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For more than 22 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked aboard the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth. Astronauts living in space aboard the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASAâs Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Near Space Network Tracking and Data Relay Satellites.
As part ofÂ Artemis, NASA will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers â the Artemis Generation â ensures America will continue to lead in space exploration and discovery.
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