Itâ€™s great that some Wichita schoolkids will get a chance to chat live with orbiting astronauts, thanks to a deal reached between Exploration Place and NASA.
The live video downlink from the International Space Station — the first ever for Kansas — will take place in February or March and let Anderson Elementary fifth-graders ask astronauts and cosmonauts questions for 20 minutes or so.
The event is a natural for Exploration Place to host, with its mission to fire childrenâ€™s imaginations and inspire them to reach for the stars.
Kudos to Exploration Place for landing the NASA event. Hope itâ€™s the first of many.