NASA In-Flight Education Downlinks & GYAC Science Fair
Date: July 6, 2022
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Gifford Youth Achievement Center
The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) has been selected by NASA to participate in an In-Flight Education Downlink during International Space Station Expedition 67.
In-flight education downlinks are opportunities for students and educators to interact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station during a live, 20-minute question-and-answer session. Downlinks allow students to hear and see the crewmembers live from space.
This once in a lifetime experience will be a steppingstone for GYAC students to become future STEM leaders and will no doubt inspire them to reach for the stars.
Because flight operations and crew member schedules are fluid, GYAC is tentatively scheduled for a downlink on July 6, 2022. Videos and astronaut responses will broadcast live on NASA TV and stream live on the NASA website at www.nasa.gov/nasatv.
The big day will include a “Living in Space, Preparing on Earth” science fair, where students will create their own science projects that match the theme of the fair. State and local elected officials and representatives from aerospace companies including L3 Harris, RedWire Space and Lockheed Martin will be invited to engage with and inspire students.
We hope you will join us as we continue our quest to focus on “Changing Lives, Changing Futures.”