St. Kitts & Nevis students to talk to astronaut at Space Station

Basseterre, Monday, 21st November, 2022, (MyVue Students from St. Kitts & Nevis are reported to be among Caribbean students who will be given the opportunity on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2022, to speak to an astronaut in the International Space Station.

During this unique event, the students will have the opportunity to learn about natural hazard research and monitoring, as seen from the unique perspective of an astronaut on the International Space Station.

In addition to St. Kitts & Nevis, students were chosen from Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The 14 students will be able to speak live to NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, onboard the International Space Station, (ISS). They were chosen via an online call for schools in 26 countries.

At this live conversation, the students from 12 schools in the 9 Caribbean and Central American nations will be able to ask astronaut Cassada questions ranging from: “What do you do in space?” to “Do you study and measure climate change from space?.”

The live event will be live broadcast by YouTube on Tuesday 22nd at 12:10 pm EST with simultaneous Spanish translation via this YouTube link. The activity will also be followed by schools in 26 countries participating in this initiative.

Disaster Fighters promote the educational activity, which is a regional communications platform to improve disaster preparedness and build resilience. The radio contact will be arranged by the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, (ARISS), program.

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