Editor’s Note: This media advisory was updated on Sept. 8, 2023, to reflect a change in the downlink time for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Students from North Carolina and Rhode Island will have separate opportunities next week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
At 11:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 13, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen will answer pre-recorded questions from students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The event, hosted by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, aims to inspire underrepresented and non-traditional students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pathways.
Media interested in covering the North Carolina event must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, to Andy Jenks at 919-967-8211 or email@example.com.
At 10:25 a.m. Sept. 14, NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and Rubio will answer pre-recorded questions from students in Rhode Island. The event, hosted by the Rhode Island Science Teachers Association, is part of a statewide Astronaut Exploration Lollapalooza aimed at connecting students with space research.
Media interested in covering the event must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 13, to Cathy Jimenez Long at 401-447-5995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Near Space Network.
Important research and technology investigations taking place aboard the International Space Station benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration. As part of Artemis, NASA will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation – ensures America will continue to lead in space exploration and discovery.
See videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station at: