Fri. 08/30/2019 NCSU & ISS host a livestream on NASA-TV


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"Join us Friday, Aug. 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Talley Student Union’s State Ballroom for a video Q&A with NC State alumna and NASA astronaut Christina Koch — live from the International Space Station, where Koch is serving as a flight engineer.

Students from NC State and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where Koch attended high school, will ask the astronaut questions about space exploration, scientific research and what it’s like to live and work in Earth's orbit. The morning’s program will also feature a keynote address by NC State astrophysicist Katie Mack.

After the video downlink, audience members will have the chance to pose questions to a panel of faculty experts in astrophysics and engineering. The event will also include interactive exploration stations around Talley hosted by NC State and NCSSM clubs and organizations focused on rocketry, robotics, physics, engineering and astronomy.

The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the event page for more information."

"While NASA is keeping mum about who the female astronaut will be, in a recent interview with CNN Business, Bridenstine gave a few details ... and we ran with them.
Here are the hints:
"She is already in the astronaut corps. It will be somebody who has been proven, somebody who has flown, somebody who has been on the International Space Station already," Bridenstine said. "We're looking for, of course, the most qualified candidates, and we have some amazingly talented and highly-qualified candidates."
There are 38 active astronauts in NASA's astronaut corps. Of those, 12 are woman. They are between the ages of 40 and 53; they are doctors, CIA agents, scientists and military pilots. NASA has an incredible pool to pull from. Here they are:"