Mark Your Calendars to Watch an Exclusive In-Flight Space Event
What: On October 2, Society for Science & the Public’s educators and students will have an exciting opportunity to watch a 20-minute Earth-to-space video call with Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA, who is aboard the International Space Station. Video questions will be asked by Science News in High Schools program students from across the United States. Scroll through this page for great information and ideas for your classroom.
When: The in-flight event will occur on October 2, 2020 from 12:25pm-12:45pm EDT (11:25am-11:45am CDT). Fill out this form to be reminded to join.
Where: www.nasa.gov/nasatvSign Up to Be Reminded to Join
Meet Astronaut Chris Cassidy
We will be live with astronaut Chris Cassidy, the Commander of the Expedition 63 mission.
While exploring the information about Chris Cassidy and Expedition 63, ask yourself these questions:
- What is the goal of Expedition 63? What role is Chris Cassidy playing in this mission?
- What do you find interesting about Chris Cassidy’s background? What has helped him prepare for his role in the mission?
- Describe one investigation that the Expedition 63 crew is conducting. What is the overall purpose of the investigation, and how does it align with the goal of the expedition?
- When will the mission end?
Prepare Your Class with these Science News in High Schools Resources:
In this Science News in High Schools discussion exercise, Space for research, students will learn about the International Space Station and research done by astronauts aboard the space station, and come up with their own research question that could be explored in space.
Image Credit: NASA, ROSCOSMOS
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Image Credit: K. NOLL/STSCI, ESA, NASA
Other Opportunities from the ISS:
Get student research into space
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program lets teachers send kids’ research projects to the International Space Station.
At-Home Resources from ISS
Take part in interesting science experiments and activities at home just like astronauts do on the space station.
Student Research on Space:
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