NASA has declared that their Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, and Shannon Walker will have a conversation with around 500 middle school children and teachers via phone on September 9, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. EDT at the Pinellas County Science Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Robert Springer, a NASA astronaut will be present at the science center and will be directly interacting with the students. Various scientific experiments will also be performed by NASA educational experts. It was reported that NASA television will live telecast this event from the station.
NASA Education Office program, ‘Teaching From Space’ encompasses an integral component called downlink which is included in many educational institutes in the US to enhance both learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By utilizing the distinct concept of human spaceflight it collaborates with the educational sector.
The Pinellas County science center is commemorating its 50th year as a non-profit center dealing with multifarious educational programs on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This science center includes an observatory, marine touch tank, planetarium, wetlands, weather station and also laboratories dealing with cyber security, robotics, forensics, energy, chemistry, petrology and computers.