NASA Astronauts Bring STEM To Washington Students

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts answer questions from students during their visit to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington.
Credits: NASA/Keegan Barber

Local students will have an opportunity to hear from NASA astronauts and learn more about Artemis lunar exploration, in an event hosted at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 30, at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington.

The event will air live on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at:

During the event, NASA participants will help distribute approximately 200 kits filled with hands-on STEM activities to students. NASA’s Artemis Learning Lunchboxes aim to inspire and educate youth and families about the missions. The initiative is made possible through NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions program.

Discussions with the students include the diversity of science, technology, engineering, and math efforts at NASA, as well as the agency’s upcoming Artemis missions. Through Artemis, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon in preparation for future human exploration of Mars.

The agency’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts Jessica Watkins, Kjell Lindgren, and Bob Hines will meet third through fifth grade students from Thomson Elementary School. NASA officials, as well as a library official, will be available for interviews beginning at 12 p.m.

Members of the media interested in covering the event must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of the event to George Williams at: [email protected] or 202-727-1184 and Enrique Gutierrez at: [email protected] or 202-709-2608.

Learn more about how NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is inspiring the next generation of explorers at:


Katherine Brown
Headquarters, Washington
[email protected]

By: Abbey Donaldson
Originally published at NASA

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