Highland Village students talk with astronaut

Briarhill Middle School students in Highland Village speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. (Photo by Brian Maschino)

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.

See more photos from the event here.

Watch a video about the event here.


CTG Staff
CTG Staff
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