SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2011--The crew of the International Space Station will talk to high school students assembled at The Museum of Flight during a live, video downlink from orbit at 10:35 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. During the 20-minute broadcast, members of the ISS Expedition 28 crew will answer questions from students representing Highline School District's Aviation High School, the Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol and students enrolled in the Museum's Apprentice and Washington Aerospace Scholars Programs.
This is the second time the Museum's Education Department has participated in a NASA space station downlink; the previous occasion was with Lakebay, Wash., Key Peninsula Middle School students in 2009. The 2009 middle school event was at a Gig Harbor, Wash. cineplex.
The Aug. 29 downlink was coordinated by NASA's Teaching From Space program and The Museum of Flight Education Department. Teaching From Space offers students resources from NASA missions and research, access to NASA experts, and the use of NASA equipment. For more information about Teaching From Space, please see:
ISS Expedition 28
Expedition 28 to the International Space Station is composed of three Russian cosmonauts, two American NASA astronauts and a Japanese JAXA astronaut. The crew is commanded by cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko. For more information about Expedition 28 crew members please see:
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