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Station Crew Discusses Life in Space at Department of Education Event

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From the International Space Station, Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Scott Kelly discussed life and work aboard the orbital laboratory with students gathered at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 23. The event attracted a number of dignitaries, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan and NASA's Associate Administrator for Education, astronaut Leland Melvin. Wheelock and Walker will return to Earth Thanksgiving Day with Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin for a landing in their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Kelly will become station commander during a Change of Command ceremony Wednesday and remain on the complex until March.‬
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 39 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson of NASA discussed their daily work and research on the orbital laboratory with students at Boise State University in Idaho and educators, including former educator-astronaut Barbara Morgan, during an in-flight educational event May 6. Mastracchio is in the final week of his six-month mission on the station, heading for a landing in his Soyuz return craft in Kazakhstan on May 13, U.S. time. Swanson, who will become station commander on May 12, will remain aboard the complex until mid-September.
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore of NASA and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency discussed their research activities aboard the laboratory and life away from Earth during the holiday season during a pair of in-flight interviews Dec. 30. Wilmore has been aboard the complex since late September while Cristoforetti has been living and working on the outpost since late November.
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Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA discussed life and work aboard the International Space Station with attendees at the Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif., on March 7. This discussion was one of several events connected to the "Destination Station" exhibit touring northern California. "Destination Station," an initiative supported by NASA's International Space Station Program, is a national awareness campaign to promote research opportunities and educate communities about activities performed on the International Space Station.
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers fielded questions from students representing several school districts comprising the Tri-District Curriculum Consortium in Newton, N.J., during an in-flight educational event conducted on Feb. 22, 2012.
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 28 Flight Engineers Ron Garan and Mike Fossum provided reporters an update of the progress of their mission on the orbital laboratory during in-flight interviews Aug. 5, 2011, with ABC Radio Network News and WOFL-TV in Orlando, Fla.
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International Space Station Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit discussed how they live and work on the orbital outpost with students at the Crayton Middle School in Columbia, S.C., during an in-flight educational event on Feb. 15, 2012.