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Students to talk with ISS astronaut

Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:36 AM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Select fifth grade students in Connecticut are preparing to have a conversation with International Space Station commander Jeff Williams.

Students at McAlister Intermediate School in Suffield, Conn., and East Hartford Glastonbury Elementary Magnet School in East Hartford, Conn., will talk with Williams as he orbits 200 miles above Earth Tuesday from 12:50 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. EST at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn.

Williams, a NASA astronaut and commander of the Expedition 22 mission to the station, has been aboard the ISS since Oct. 2.

NASA said the conversation with the space station is part of an educational event at the museum and one in a series of such conversations designed to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NASA television will air video from the space station during the event. NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information is available at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

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