Students from Betsy Ross Elementary in Anaheim were treated to an out-of-this-world experience this week. About 150 of them got to chat with actual astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.
As reported in this Orange County Register story, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson took part in the long-distance video Q&A for about 20 minutes on Monday, sharing stories about the challenges of space, managing zero gravity and opportunities for women.
This was a pretty big deal for Betsy Ross, considering only about a dozen or so educational organizations are selected each year to communicate with astronauts orbiting the Earth.
Here are some other education stories that caught our attention this week:
Anaheim’s Walt Disney Elementary School celebrated its 60th birthday with special guests from Disneyland, who brought a gift to mark the occasion.