Advisory: National Air and Space Museum Hosts Live Downlink with ISS for Students

Media only: 

Alison Mitchell 

Nick Partridge   


Students will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station, live from the National Air and Space Museum during “STEM in 30.”


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 12:15pm


Tuesday, Sept. 27   
12:15 p.m.


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue at Sixth Street S.W.


Media RSVP to Alison Mitchell at or 202-633-2376 or Amy Stamm at or 202-633-2374.


Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik launched to the space station July 29 and is expected to return to Earth in December. He will speak to students assembled at the museum as part of the “STEM in 30” live broadcast program. A Q&A session with Bresnik will follow.

“STEM in 30” is the National Air and Space Museum’s fast-paced webcast series that engages middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes. The program features curators, astronauts and experts in the field to connect classrooms with real-world, relevant content. The “STEM in 30” team has collaborated with Bresnik on a series of videos titled “ISS Science” that bring the excitement of space travel into classrooms across the country by combining explanations of real-world topics, classroom-friendly demonstrations and lesson plans for teachers to extend the learning. 

The program will be broadcast live on the museum’s website and NASA TV.

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