NASA has reported aviation scholars will speak with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station on July 14, via NASA television and website, the agency said.
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will answer prerecorded questions from students participating in the Experimental Aircraft Association´s (EAA) Young Eagles Ray Aviation Scholars program. EAA is a community of more than 240,000 members in 900 local chapters who embody the spirit of aviation by sharing their passion for flying, building, and restoring recreational aircraft.
This downlink is produced in partnership with NASA´s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, which directly benefits today´s air transportation systems, the aviation industry, and the passengers and businesses who rely on aviation every day.
Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA´s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network´s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).