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Oklahoma students were selected to chat live with two astronauts aboard International Space Station

Posted at 7:53 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 06:52:12-04

TULSA, Okla. - A group of Oklahoma students was selected for a unique opportunity to chat live with two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Expedition 55.

The Earth-to-space call will air on NASA TV at 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

A group of about 100 students and teachers will meet at Tulsa's Air and Space Museum (TASM) for the call. They'll be asking the astronauts questions about life aboard the space station and NASA's science research.

The students selected for the chat entered a statewide essay contest. The other state participating in the in-flight educational chat later in the morning will be Illinois.

The two American NASA astronauts speaking to students are Andrew "Drew" Feustel and Richard "Ricky" Arnold" who have been onboard the ISS since March. In their last spacewalk, they conducted repairs and maintenance to the ISS.

They will be orbiting the Earth until August.

Guests are welcome to attend the live call at TASM's Planetarium, but seating is limited.

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