All Saints STEAM Academy, host of this Friday’s first-ever, RI space-to-school chat, has announced the Rhode Island winners of the recent “Ask the Astronaut” contest. Winners will be asking their questions this Friday directly to NASA astronaut Jeff Williams who is currently aboard the International Space Station.
- Middletown School Set to Chat with International Space Station on May 6th
- Newport County Students Getting Ready to Talk to International Space Station
Additionally, they are providing information on how students, teachers, and the general public may watch this unique hands-on, STEAM educational event where veteran astronaut (and former RI resident) Jeff Williams will answer as many questions as possible during the space station’s ten minute, 17,000 mph transit across New England on Friday.
- The school received 210 questions from 18 RI schools. The quality of the questions was so good, that the number of student winners increased from the original plan of three to seven. Sorted by town, the winners are:
|Sowams Elementary||Barrington||Hannah Greene||3||What is the most interesting piece of space debris that you’ve seen?||Jenny Gaynor||Jim Callahan|
|Saint Philip||Greenville||Mia Russo||6||Do you use special writing devices in zero gravity?||Christine Mathieu||Cynthia Senenko|
|Saint Philip||Greenville||Marykate Tillinghast||7||Do your sleep dreams change in zero gravity?||Christine Mathieu||Cynthia Senenko|
|Lawn Middle||Jamestown||Nayan Sapers||6||What has been your biggest accomplishment in space so far?||Charlene Tuttle||Nate Edmunds|
|Lawn Middle||Jamestown||Hunter Schnelle||6||What do you do to maintain your mental and emotional well-being?||Charlene Tuttle||Nate Edmunds|
|Highlander Charter||Providence||Travis Phillips||1||What do you do for fun with the rest of the crew?||Katie Meloro||Rose Mary Grant|
|DelSesto Middle||Providence||Delssy Garay||8||If becoming an astronaut is so challenging, why did you decide to become one?||Julie Motta||Arzinia Gill|
2. The general public can watch the full presentation beginning at 1145AM Friday on a 21 foot screen — courtesy of newportFILM — at nearby St Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd, Middletown. Free tickets are available though rispacechat2016.eventbrite.com
3. Schools and students unable to attend may watch the 1145AM-1PM event in school via Livestream.com. The actual link is: http://livestream.com/accounts/9685187/events/5301163 (Viewers will need a no-cost Livestream.com account and should pre-check their access through school firewalls and content filters). Direct contact with the space station is forecasted to start at 1240PM Friday but earlier viewing is encouraged. .