Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Students Speak With Astronauts

Screenshot of students, astronauts in conversation

On April 25, 2018, students with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Growing Beyond Earth Project spoke with NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, who are living and working aboard the International Space Station.The Expedition 55 astronauts answered questions about life aboard the space station, NASA’s deep space exploration plans and conducting science in space. The Earth-to-space call aired live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Linking teachers directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of NASA’s Year of Education on Station, which provides extensive space station-related resources and opportunities to students and educators.