NASA In-Flight Education Downlink with International Space Station 2018
The Museum of Nature & Science will host a NASA In-flight Education Downlink from 9 a.m. to noon July 26 at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
The day’s events will include a Space Science Fair with activities for all ages, a presentation from a Solar System Ambassador, and a live question-and-answer session with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Las Cruces students will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to astronauts Alex Gerst, Drew Feustel, and Dr. Serena Auñon-Chancellor during a 20-minute live connection. The exact time of the connection with the ISS is subject to change but will be released July 19.
Open submission of questions for the astronauts will be accepted through July 7. Questions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lcmuseums/events.
School groups, camps, and other groups planning to attend the event are asked to make reservations to Stephanie Hawkins, at 575/532-3372 or email@example.com.
International Space Station In-flight Education Downlinks support NASA's efforts to encourage kindergarten through 12th grade students to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Downlinks are facilitated by the Johnson Space Center Office of Education as part of STEM on Station and use the unique experience of human spaceflight to promote and enhance STEM education.
The ultimate objective is to inspire students; to help teachers stimulate the interests of their classes in these subjects; and ultimately to advance American achievements in discovery, invention, and exploration.
The Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit the museums website or call 575/522-3120.