Grade 6 Students

WES Grade 6 students had a special opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call was aired live at 11:55 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 23, on NASA Television and the agency’s website: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

NASA astronaut Drew Morgan answered questions from students at his alma mater, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as Washington Episcopal School and Washington School for Girls in the District of Columbia.

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 on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).