NASA To Hold A Long Distance Call From Earth To The ISS For 20 Minutes
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NASA will conduct a Earth-to-Space long distance call with students of Wisconsin at one end and a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station on the other, on May 19.

This first of its kind venture will be 20 minutes long and will broadcast live on NASA Television and the space agency's website.

Students from the fourth grade to the 12th grade will get to interact with Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams, who launched to the space station on March 18 for a six-month stay. He will be answering questions from the students.

This innovative venture is a part of the NASA Office of Education's efforts to improve teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and will look to provide an authentic, live experience of space travel.