NASA astronauts to speak with Kentucky students from Space Station

NASA has announced it has granted Kentucky students the opportunity to speak live with NASA astronauts who are currently working and living aboard the International Space Station, the administration said.

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan will answer questions from middle school students attending Jefferson County Public Schools. The National STEM Cell Foundation´s National STEM Scholar Program is hosting the event, with 39 National STEM Scholar classrooms across the nation watching the event live.

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).