What is it like to wake up each morning and get ready for work…in space? Instead of commuting through traffic in your car, imagine being about 240 miles above the planet on the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting the Earth at a speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour!
Thursday, students in the High Plains Library District in Evans, Colorado will have the chance to talk live with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor onboard the ISS and ask her questions about what it’s like to live and work in space. The 20-minute downlink event will take place at the Riverside Library & Cultural Center but will also air live on NASA’s website, NASA TV, and NASA’s YouTube Live, and libraries across the country are encouraged to hold their own viewing events.
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The High Plains Library District was chosen by NASA to host the live downlink event in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network and its NASA@ My Library initiative.
The downlink will be October 18 from 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Mountain Time. Go here for more information about the event!