Indianapolis Students to Connect Live with International Space Station Crew

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and educators from Butler University in Indianapolis will at gather at Children's Museum Indianapolis for a live conversation with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. 

NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, will talk with the students at 10:20 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 29, about life and work in space. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Becky Wolfe at 317-334-4618 or Children's Museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis.

Educators have been preparing their students for the conversation with the crew by incorporating NASA activities in their classrooms. This in-flight education downlink is one in a series designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math, teaching and learning. It is an integral component of NASA's Teaching From Space education program, which promotes learning opportunities and builds partnerships with the education community using the unique environment of space and NASA's human spaceflight program.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

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