Students from Betsy Ross school recently spoke live with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, both of NASA, answered questions from students in several grades. Students at Betsy Ross Elementary School have been hard at work exploring the space program, NASA and the space station leading up to the downlink. They have conducted research through virtual field trips while also designing realistic models of the space station. With each engaging activity, the students’ knowledge of NASA and the space program has been greatly enhanced.

This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of NASA Education’s STEM on Station activity, which provides a variety of space station resources and opportunities to students and educators.