Students from Briarhill Middle School in Highland Village got to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday.
During the 20-minute, Earth-to-space call to Expedition 54 astronaut Joe Acaba, students asked questions about life aboard the space station, NASA’s deep space exploration plans, and doing science projects in space.
Acaba arrived at the space station on Sept. 12 on his third space mission, and is scheduled to return to Earth later this month.
Governor Gregg Abbott, Senator Jane Nelson, state representatives Tan Parker and Ron Simmons, Highland Village Mayor Charlotte Wilcox, Lewisville ISD Trustees and officials from NASA joined about 1,000 students and teachers at Briarhill for the downlink.
What a day! For those who weren't able to join us, or if you simply just want to experience it again, check out @NASAedu's video of our chat with the @Space_Station: https://t.co/pjAgtgqWQo. #BeyondBMS 🚀🌎
— Briarhill MS (@BMSBulldogs) February 14, 2018
— NASA Education (@NASAedu) February 14, 2018
Thanks to @NASAedu In-Flight Education Downlink, @BMSBulldogs were able to explore new ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with an astronaut on the International Space Station. https://t.co/CLGnVlScCA pic.twitter.com/Vmxu3TT06U
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) February 14, 2018
Just a normal day at Briarhill Middle School talking to Astronaut Joe Acaba on the International Space Station and visiting with the Governor and members of the NASA team. WOW!! pic.twitter.com/COSADwzq2B
— Mayor Wilcox (@mayor_wilcox) February 14, 2018
— Senator Jane Nelson (@SenJaneNelson) February 14, 2018
— Angela King (@kingczhistory) February 14, 2018
— Tracy Scott Miller (@TracySMiller) February 14, 2018
— Kim Estrada (@ElemScience) February 14, 2018