NASA’s ISS Astronauts to Hold Live Press Conference from Space Next Week

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Have a Question about Life in Space? You Can Ask NASA ISS Astronauts Next Week!

Three of NASA’s finest, ISS astronauts Chris Cassidy, Jessica Meir, and Andrew Morgan plan to participate in a Q&A session from space next Friday. The conference will air on NASA TV at 10:45 am EDT. Prior to the live teleconference, NASA will air recorded video of the crew working. That footage will start at 10:30 am. 

Though there are time limitations, and many questions will come from media outlets (who must RSVP for access), NASA also asked the public for questions. Per a statement, the agency will review questions submitted via Twitter to @space_station that use the hashtag #askNASA. If you have a question, you have until 4 pm EDT on Wednesday, April 8th to submit it. Most of the focus on this teleconference will focus on the end of ISS Expedition 62.

Meir, one of the first two women to complete an all-female spacewalk, and her compatriot Andrew Morgan are scheduled to come home on April 17th. Morgan’s time in space began on July 20th 2019, so he’s been in space for nearly a year. Meir, on the other hand, began her journey out of the blue and into the black last September. During their time aboard the space station, Morgan executed six spacewalks. For her part, Meir participated in all three all-female spacewalks. 

Cassidy, for his part, is a member of ISS Expedition 63. In fact, the teleconference on Friday will take place on his first official day in space. Cassidy and other crewmates from Rosmocos will launch and arrive on April 9th. 

You can find the conference and a lot of other cool content on NASA TV’s live stream. Check it out below:

According to NASA’s press release, “For almost 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including the Moon and Mars. As a global endeavor, 239 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries.”

You can also follow each astronaut on social media:

Chris Cassidy: Instagram – @astro_seal

Jessica Meir: Twitter and Instagram – @astro_jessica

Andrew Morgan: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook – @astrodrewmorgan

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Brandon Humphreys

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