UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Students across the country were given the chance to have their space questions answered by NASA astronauts. In Q-and-A fashion, astronauts virtually answered students’ questions from the International Space Station on Wednesday.
A main topic of discussion was the Artemis Program, which will determine the next man and first woman on the moon. Students also asked about what may lie ahead for the future of space travel.
It is part of the human spirit to explore.
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Olivia, a fifth grader, asked the astronauts, “what hasn’t been accomplished in space that you would like to see happen within the next five years?” To which one of the astronauts replied, “I think what would be really neat would be for us to have other space stations and places for tourists and ordinary people to go visit space.”
NASA said that through the Artemis Program, it hopes to establish a human presence in space by the end of the decade.