Expedition 58 Flight Engineer Anne McClain conducts a science experiment aboard the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

February 1, 2019 – Elementary school students from California will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. The Earth-to-space call will air on NASA television and the agency’s website.

Anne McClain will speak with students from William Brooks and Buckeye elementary schools in El Dorado Hills, California, at 1:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 5. Students at both schools have prepared for the event through participation in space station and other space-related STEM events and activities as a part of the schools’ “Year in Space.”

The event will be held at William Brooks Elementary, 3610 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills.

Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network’sTracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).

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