Space Station Astronauts Connect Live with Students and Administration Officials

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To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.

Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller and NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin will join students for a discussion with Fossum about living and working in space. The downlink is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 9:55 to 10:15 a.m. ET and will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

The schools and students participating have strong military connections and were selected in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense. This year's IEW theme is "Inspiring Students Locally to Succeed Globally." This IEW event continues a long-standing partnership between NASA and the Education Department that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, particularly to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Media representatives interested in attending the event should contact Sara Gast at the Department of Education at [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The event will take place at the Department of Education’s Barnard Auditorium.

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