New Jersey Education Consortium Hosts Live Chat with Space Station Astronauts

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New Jersey Education Consortium Hosts Live Chat with Space Station Astronauts

WASHINGTON — Students and educators from Sussex County, N.J., will accumulate during Newton High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to serve their space studies by vocalization live with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard a International Space Station. The Earth-to-space communication will take place during 10 a.m. EST and be promote live on NASA Television.

The students participating in a eventuality operation from kindergarten by 12th grade. They paint a Newton, Andover Regional and Green Township propagandize districts in Sussex County, all of that are partial of a Tri-District Curriculum Consortium. U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) is approaching to join a organisation for this special event.

Reporters wanting to attend a eventuality contingency hit Mary Decker during mdecker@newtonnj.org or 973-383-7392, ext. 230, by noon Tuesday, Feb. 21. Newton High School is located during 44 Reyerson Ave. in Newton.

The students participated in a accumulation of space-focused science, technology, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) educational initiatives in credentials for a space hire downlink. They also designed a special patch to commemorate their communication with a orbiting astronauts.

This in-flight preparation downlink is one in a array with educational organizations in a United States and abroad to urge STEM training and learning. It is an constituent member of NASA’s Teaching from Space Program, that promotes training opportunities and builds partnerships with a preparation village regulating a singular sourroundings of space and NASA’s tellurian spaceflight program.

For NASA TV downlink, report and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For information about NASA’s preparation programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about a International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

To follow Twitter updates from Burbank and Pettit, visit:

 

http://twitter.com/AstroCoastie

 

and

 

http://twitter.com/Astro_Pettit

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