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WASHINGTON, January 21, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Students from kindergarten to sixth grade from West Hollywood, California, will next week have the opportunity to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The ground-to-room call is sent live at noon EST Monday, January 24th, on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website.

NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Mark Vande Hi will answer pre-recorded questions from students at the Center for Early Education. The downlink will highlight curriculum activities in which students have participated, by providing the unique opportunity to pursue their curiosity about space exploration directly with NASA professionals.

The event will be virtual. Media interested in covering the event should contact Jessica Levin at: 323-651-0707 x140 or

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

For more than 21 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked aboard the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the necessary skills to explore further from Earth. Through Artemis, the agency will send astronauts to the Moon with a possible human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis generation – ensures that America will continue to be a leader in space exploration and discovery.

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