Local Students To Speak Live With Orbiting Astronauts Monday

The crew of the International Space Station will talk live and direct with area high school students assembled at The Museum of Flight during a video downlink from space at 10:35 a.m. this Monday, Aug. 29.

During the 20-minute broadcast, members of the International Space Station 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.

Admission-paying members of the earthbound public are welcome to attend (admission prices below).

Expedition 28 to the International Space Station is composed of two American NASA astronauts, three Russian cosmonauts and a Japanese JAXA astronaut. The crew is commanded by cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko.

Monday‚Äôs downlink is 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.

The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport.

The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5.

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org.

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