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Texas Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

NASA astronauts (from left) (See complete caption below)
NASA astronauts (from left) (See complete caption below)

Editor’s Note: This advisory was updated on Sept. 19 to correct the time of the downlink.

Houston area students will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The space-to-Earth call will air live from 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 22, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA astronauts Bob Hines and Kjell Lindgren will answer prerecorded questions from students attending Sam Houston Math, Science, Technology Center High School. Questions will come from members of the ROTC, National Honor Society, and physics classes. The downlink will connect students’ coursework to life and work aboard the space station.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Dennis Spellman at: or 713-556-6393.

For more than 21 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 Near Space Network Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).

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:


NASA astronauts (from left) Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines are pictured inside the International Space Station’s seven-windowed cupola monitoring the approach and rendezvous of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission.Credits: NASA


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