Space Station Astronauts Connect Live With Ohio Students

WASHINGTON -- International Space Station residents Scott Kelly,
Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle
and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area
on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will be held at the Great Lakes
Science Center, located at 601Erieside Ave. in Cleveland.

Station astronauts will make the long-distance phone call from
11:30-11:50 a.m. EST and answer questions prepared in advance.
Media representatives interested in covering this event should contact
Jeff Hirz of the Great Lakes Science Center by 5 p.m. on Dec. 27.
James Free, deputy director of NASA's Glenn Research Center in
Cleveland, will moderate the question-and-answer session. Visitors
will be able to view the program in the science center's Reinberger
auditorium and at additional center locations. The event is open to
the public and also will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Kelly, Coleman and Nespoli are living and conducting science
experiments aboard the space station for about six months. Kelly
serves as the Expedition 26 commander through March, when he returns
home. Coleman and Nespoli then will become part of Expedition 27 and
complete their stay aboard the station in May.

This live, in-flight education downlink is one in a series with
educational organizations in the U.S. and abroad to improve teaching
and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It
is an integral component of Teaching From Space, a NASA Education
Office program. Teaching From Space promotes learning opportunities
and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique
environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program.

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


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:


For information about the International Space Station and the crew, visit:


Source: NASA

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