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Charlotte Central School students talk with astronauts on the International Space Station

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June 7, 2018

“Welcome to the International Space Station, we’ve got you loud and clear.”

With those words, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel kicked off a literally out-of-this-world conversation between students at Charlotte Central School and astronauts on the ISS. The 6th grade team, led by teachers Tasha Grey and Christa Duthie-Fox, got the opportunity to ask questions of Feustel and fellow crew member Scott Tingle as part of a 2-month interdisciplinary ISS unit in Social Studies and Science.

RETN provided technical support for the ISS uplink and a video feed from Charlotte Central school to NASA TV headquarters in Houston, Texas. The uplink was broadcast live on NASA TV, RETN and online.

Students spent the spring conducting their own research projects on some of the actual science experiments currently underway at the space station. Then they worked with RETN’s education and production teams to create short videos about their research and experience talking with the astronauts.

Watch the student video projects as well as a short documentary produced by RETN that tells the behind-the-scenes story of this unprecedented collaboration between Charlotte students & educators, RETN and NASA.

Watch online right here or on RETN Channel 16 & BTVHD Channel 216 on Thursday June 14th at 8:00 PM.

CCS Student Videos