Event Begins at 10am MT on October 18th

New Event Day Resource!
STAR Net is happy to announce that the Story Time from Space website (through their partnerships with CASIS and NASA) has recently posted a new video of NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor reading a book titled, “Luciana: Braving the Deep” which can be shown to your patrons before or after the live downlink event.

Colorado Library Selected to Host NASA In-flight Education Downlink Event!

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 recently 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
* Please keep checking this time for any small updates until the day of the event

Watch Past Downlinks
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!

Interested in hosting your own live viewing event?

Download Editable Flyer Template

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

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 Full Online Bio
Download PDF Version

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!

Learn and Explore!
Watch Storytime Video

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.

STEM Activities

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

Printable Materials

Editable Flyer Template
Official Press Release
Serena Biography
NASA Posters


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

NASA Webpages

Education Downlinks
Int’l Space Station
STEM on Station