Students from Maryland, Michigan, Texas will talk with NASA astronauts

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Students from Maryland, Michigan, Texas will talk with NASA astronauts
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Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold, Drew Feustel and Scott Tingle will answer questions about life aboard the space station, NASA’s deep space exploration plans and conducting science in space during all three opportunities. The Expedition 55 astronauts are living, working and researching aboard the International Space Station and the 20-minute, Earth-to-space calls will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The first event will connect Arnold and Feustel with students from Oakland Community College and Lake Orion High School in Auburn Hills, Michigan, at 10:25 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 17. Media interested in attending should contact Bridget Kavanaugh at bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu or 248-341-2121. The event will take place at, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills Campus, Building G, Room G-240.

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The second event will allow students from Brookwood Elementary in Houston to speak with Arnold and Tingle at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in connection with the school’s science fair. The event at Brookwood Elementary is available to media via Eva DeCardenas at edecarde@ccisd.net or 281-284-0029. The event will take place at 16850 Middlebrook Dr. Houston.

The third call will link Arnold and Feustel with students from South River High School visiting NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, April 19. At Goddard, the students will enjoy a full school day of activities focusing on the theme “NASA has something for everyone.” Interested media