Houston, We have a Question: W.Va. Students Talk with Space Station Astronauts.

Mar 20, 2017

On Friday, March 17, 2017, in an event sponsored by WOWK and the Clay Center, Senator Joe Manchin joined students from across West Virginia to Skype with NASA astronauts, who are aboard the International Space Station.

Senator Manchin was thrilled to be a part of this opportunity.  He mentioned that it was an out of this world career day fair and went on to encourage students to be curious and learn.

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough  and Dr. Peggy Winston fielded questions from students across southern West Virginia.

Questions came from a broad range of topics.  WVPB recorded this first-time engagement and posted the exchange to our YouTube Channel

To hear the questions students from your area asked, we have identified the time stamp and the school that was represented. 

3:41 South Charleston High School
4:42 Poca Middle School
5:40 Hurricane High School
7:17 Cabell Midland High School
8:22 George Washington High School
9:40 Nicholas County High School
10:18 South Charleston High School
10:52 South Charleston High School and for Preston County High School
12:58 Hurricane High School
13:32 George Washington High School
14:50 Poca Middle School
15:16 for Preston County High School
17:08 South Charleston High School
18:00 Poca Middle School
18:40 George Washington High School
19:37 South Charleston High School
20:27 Parkersburg High School
21:31 South Charleston High School

West Virginia students experiment with robotics after the Skye call with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station