Press Release

Weather Prevents Space Station Astronaut Linkup with Dallas Students

By SpaceRef Editor
March 5, 2015
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A NASA in-flight education downlink scheduled for 11:15 a.m. CST Thursday, March 5, at the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG Magnet) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 

Townview Center students were originally scheduled to speak live with Expedition 42 commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts aboard the International Space Station.

In-flight education downlinks are an integral component of the NASA Education Office’s effort to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning in the United States. Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides them with a unique, live experience of space exploration, space study and the scientific components of space travel and possibilities of life in space.

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SpaceRef staff editor.