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Students Will Be Able to Talk with Space Station


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Young space enthusiasts in Virginia will be able to chat live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch about what it's like to live in space.

The Slover Library in Norfolk will be the host site for a live downlink event from the International Space Station on Aug. 9. Koch is set to be in space for 328 days, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

Approximately 200 students will at the library to ask Koch questions.

Slover Library was selected because of its strong attachment to the Space Science community. The library previously hosted STAR Net's Discover NASA exhibit. It is currently partnered with Old Dominion University and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing through an intergenerational contest.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.