Utah Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station
PR Newswire Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
Utah students will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:40 p.m. EDT Friday, May 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. ... Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, both of NASA, will speak with students gathered at Utah State University's (USU) Space Dynamics Laboratory in North Logan, Utah. The event will be hosted by USU in partnership with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. ... "Our students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to communicate with astronauts in space," Hatch said. "This historic event is the culmination of months of hard work and coordination between my office and our friends at NASA. Utah has long been a key contributor to NASA missions, and Utah State is one of the leading space-grant universities.