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NASA Teams Up With Students To Make Long Distance Phonecalls To Outerspace

From 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. CDT on Monday students and teachers from both schools will communicate with Expedition 17 astronaut Garrett Reisman.

NASA’s education downlinks are part of the agency’s efforts to encourage students to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All of the students involved have spent time designing mission patches, learning about space station science experiments, making models of the space station, and surfing the NASA Web site with the schools collaborating to design comprehensive lesson plans to prepare for the event.

The downlink will air live on NASA Television and be streamed on the NASA Web site here.