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Home/NASA In-flight Education Downlink

Connecting Kids with Astronauts Through Libraries

The High Plains Library District, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, was selected by NASA to host a live In-flight Education Downlink  from the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.

The event will be streamed live nationally so that other public libraries can organize their own viewing event. Learn more!

Date: October 18, 2018 | Time Range: 10:00am-10:20pm MT*
Location: Riverside Library & Cultural Center in Evans, Colorado

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Programming Resources

How to Watch From Your Library

In-flight Education Downlinks connect kids with astronauts aboard the space station for a live question-and-answer session about living and working in space. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA TV’s Media Channel and the agency’s website.

– NASA TV Click here!
– NASA Website Click here!
– NASA YouTube Live Click here!

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Participating Astronaut

Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor began working with NASA as a Flight Surgeon in 2006. In 2009, she was selected as a NASA astronaut. During her NASA career, Dr. Auñón-Chancellor spent more than nine months in Russia supporting medical operations for International Space Station crew members in Star City. She also served as Deputy Crew Surgeon for STS-127 and is board certified in both Internal and Aerospace Medicine.

She is currently a part of the Expedition 56/57 crew that launched to the International Space Station in June 2018.

Read Serena’s Full Bio
Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Space Station Explorers

Space Station Explorers LogoSpace Station Explorers is a community of educators, learners, and organizations that make STEM learning fun and exciting through connections with the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab.

We collaborate with many partner organizations on innovative programs and resources for K-12 students, educators, and the public, including opportunities to design experiments to launch to space!

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Programming Resources

Below we have assembled a collection of resources that include vetted STEM activities, printable materials (PDF format), images and important webpages that your library can utilize for your NASA In-flight Education Downlink event. Don’t forget to take advantage of STAR Net‘s Universe of Stories Collection on our STEM Activity Clearinghouse.

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Activities

UV Kid
Art/Cosmic Connection
Make a CD Saturn
Soda Straw Rockets

Printables

Editable Flyer Template
Serena’s Biography
Official Press Release
NASA Posters

Images/Photos

Int’l Space Station
Serena Auñón-Chancellor
Expedition 57 Crew
Expedition 57 Patch

Webpages

Education Downlinks
Int’l Space Station
STEM on Station
Stemonstrations
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