On February 26th, Metro Arts will interact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. As part of its In-flight Education Downlink program, every year, NASA selects less than two-dozen schools across the country to participate in these educational programs.
While the entire Metro Arts student body will get to watch the Downlink live and benefit from the educational aspects, only 10 to 15 students from Metro Arts will be chosen to ask questions of the astronauts. The students will be given 20 minutes to speak with Commander Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield, and Tom Marshburn. Students will be able to see the crew via satellite link provided by NASA, and they will speak through a telephone.
This special event is only for our current Metro students. NASA will be streaming the event for public viewing on NASATV. The link is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/NASAdownlink