MIT or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NASA announced that they would be conducting a live Q&A with the ISS or International Space Station on Wednesday, May 10th.
Astronauts’ Question Time with MIT, All Part of The Mission
MIT has been a part of the space program for decades, providing collaborative work and researchers for many projects. More than a few NASA scientists and astronauts have attended this college. Four of their graduates have already walked on the moon.The hope is to inspire more MIT graduates to work on the space program. Students from other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) universities are also encouraged to get involved in the area. Allowing students to talk to an alumnus who is currently aboard the ISS could help them better understand and maybe even envision what it is like to live and work in space.
The live Q&A is sponsored by the university’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and both graduates and undergrads will participate. Also, this is not the first event of its type. The last time this happened was in 2011 when two other alumni were on board the ISS. At the time, the Institute set up a similar Q&A which was shared live on their website as well.
“It’s kind of an exciting opportunity,” said William Litant, department spokesman. “It’s a good kind of community-building experience here, too.”