International Space Station Crew to Connect Live with Idaho Students - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

International Space Station Crew to Connect Live with Idaho Students

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE NASA

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts and Expedition 39 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, will speak with students and educators at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, May 6, at 11:55 a.m. EDT. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

NASA logo

Media interested in covering the event should contact Ellie Rodgers at 208-426-5738 or ellierodgers@boisestate.edu. Boise State University is located at 1910 University Drive in Boise.

Former NASA astronaut Barbara Morgan, who flew on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-118 mission in 2007 and currently is an educator-in-residence at the university, also will participate in Tuesday's event, which focuses on living and working in space. 

Educators have been preparing their students for the conversation with the crew by incorporating NASA activities in their classrooms. A group of Boise State students working on this event have dubbed themselves the "Space Broncos" and are working on maintaining a social media site and developing educational demonstrations for Swanson, who has been named a "Professor of Practice" by Boise State, to perform in orbit. 

This in-flight education downlink is one in a series designed to improve teaching and learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching From Space education program, which 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 streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station 

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow