NASA astronaut on International Space Station to talk live with North Carolina students

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced students in North Carolina will have the opportunity to speak live with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, the administration said.

NASA television will air the Earth-to-space call on August 30.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch will answer questions from students at her alma maters North Carolina State University and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

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).