- Press Release
- Oct 19, 2023
Astronaut Tom Marshburn Takes Questions from Kids at the Newseum
The Newseum hosted NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn for a Q&A event with children while Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency venture outside the International Space Station for a six and a half hour space walk to prepare for the new Russian Nauka module.
Marshburn is the most recent astronaut to perform a spacewalk and return back to Earth and was able to answer questions during the actual EVA and drew upon his more than 24 hours of spacewalks, including his successful efforts to repair an ammonia leak outside the space station. In the audience were school age children including high school students, aspiring to careers in journalism, attending the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum.